Distilled by Lexington Distillery using their Malt mash bill, this expression is 11 years old, bottled at cask strength, and matured entirely in Oloroso wine casks
Ripe blackberry, honey, toffee, some tannin and cinnamon. Some dough, cherry, nutmeg. Lots going on!
Medium mouthfeel. Extra woody, some bitterness, cinnamon, nutmeg, red wine and blackberry. Honestly - way tanning heavy. Grows bitter with time. Reminds me a bit of some tannin driven Balcones stuff.
Long finish - a bit warming and spicy. Tons of tannins, cocoa, chocolate, pepper. Big juicy fruits. Bitter and drying.
This should be a fairly divisive bottling. If you love powerful oak, tannins, cinnamon then this should be up your alley. It’s a bit too dry and bitter for me, but the Oloroso character is interesting and enjoyable.