This cask bottling, distilled in November 2002, spent fourteen years maturing in a 1st fill ex-Oloroso Sherry Hogshead. It was bottled at cask strength in September of 2017 at 60.2% ABV. Cask #1142 yielded 264 bottles.
n: tar and soot with prune juice. Earthen basement, brine, and black grape.
t: burnt blackberry, mexican chocolate, buttermilk, dank earth and oily with a dense mouthfeel. Green tobacco, raw sourdough, and peppercorn middle. Long smoked berry finish that goes on forever with savory phenolic notes that come and go. This is fun, engaging, and memorable. This may not be most people's cup of tea, but this is totally my jam.