This sample was provided by fellow Australian blogger Martin from the Time for Whisky blog. Here we have a special bottling for The Oak Barrel, Sydney. The final two months of its maturation took place in the shop!
Eye: Medium Amber
Nose: Port influence isn’t obvious. Fresh isn’t the right word because there is absolutely zero new make smell. Nice crisp fresh malt without being new? Oak influence is strong.
Palate: There’s the port influence and wow, there’s that classic Overeem mouthfeel. Very creamy, very lush.
Finish: Chocolate cream goodness. Quite floral, the oak has imparted nice flavours but not zapped the whisky of it’s character.
Age: No Age Statement
Limited: One of 100, 200ml bottles
Now on to the music. A song from The Smashing Pumpkins taken from the album Siamese Dream. One of the best albums of the 1990’s in my opinion.