Extra French oak staves were added to the barrel to impact aging. The SWS decided that this wasn't permissible, and forbid further production in that manner. A second "legal" edition was later released, identifiable by a larger tree on the label.
Lemon pie, black tea and the faintest hints of lavender on the nose. Lemon custard on the palate accompanied by fudge and a sweet yet salty finish. This was a very pleasant surprise. I did have to give it time to open up as my initial impression was that this was dull. B/B+
Somewhat dark amber color. The nose started slow but had peach, cinammon and other spices, maple syrup and chipotle. The palate was very interesting -- rich and light at same time, featuring both moldy wood and fruity oak. Hit a lot of the right notes for me. [11/8/13]