A rare maturation within a barrel containing predominately ex Port Cask staves, and a few staves from an ex Sherry cask were added to complete a single cask masterpiece. The maturation is dominated by the Port cask staves, of which the amalgamation of the two provide this stunning whisky its sweet and spicy character. Some would say it is a 'wealthy whisky and rich beyond dreams'.
Colour - Deep Copper Gold
Nose- Demerara sugar, dark chocolate, glace oranges, orange blossom. A dram with perfect integration and promises a lot with a pleasing level of sophistication.
Palate- Sweet and well balanced. Chocolate orange, gentle spice that lifts the middle palate. Rich chocolate orange coats the mouth well leaving a sublime velvet mouthfeel.
Finish- Mouthfeel of sugar syrup with an intense middle palate finish and subtle oak. Long and lingering finish leaving the beautiful flavours of Dark Chocolate oranges.
Pairing Suggestion: Dark chocolate coated oranges, Dark chocolate peppermint.
Animal Fact - Orangutan
In Malay and Indonesian orang means "person" and utan is derived from hutan, which means "forest." Thus, orangutan literally means "person of the forest." Orangutans are great apes, as opposed to monkeys, and are closely related to humans, having 97% of DNA in common. They are extremely patient and intelligent mammals. They are very observant and inquisitive, and there are many stories of orangutans escaping from zoos after having watched their keepers unlock and lock doors.
IUCN Red List Classification –Critically Endangered - Sumatran species (Pongo abelii), Bornean species (Pongo pygmaeus), and Tapanuli species (Pongo tapanuliensis).