This is a recent release from Canadian bottler Found North. A second launch under the Batch #006 nomenclature, this blend of 18-26 year old whiskey features the same blend as Batch 006 that was held back for finishing in PX Sherry Wine barrels. Also bottled at cask strength, this release clocks in at 64.9% ABV.
Jammy and toffee forward on the nose, it's all red berries, bold fruits, toffee and a rich essence of tobacco.
Thick and rich on the palate, it's a touch proofy but packed with red berries, fig and currants, pipe tobacco, sweet oak and a touch of creme brulee. It's impressive how much is going on here, and despite a prickle of ethanol it's a rich, opulent, fruity and desert-y dram.
Long finish, packed with caramel, nougat, cocoa and cream, red berries, raisins, figs and sweet oak.
Overall, this is powerful and packed with jammy berries, sweet cream and all manner of oak, tobacco and complexity. I didn't realize we'd already climbed one summit with Batch #006, but you can see the top from the Second.
Disclosure: The producer provided this sample to review free of charge, and without expectation of review or rating.