French oak ex Apera, bottled 500 mL at 55.5%.
The first straightforward cask release from Highwayman.
Why? Because it’s perfect and doesn’t need to be finished or given a second maturation.
2 x French oak 20-L casks aged for 3 years and married together after tipping. Bottled at cask strength with hand-written label and neck hand dipped in black wax.
Each bottle is signed and presented in a branded bottle bag.
Nose: Intense Christmas fruit cake with a hint of earthy savoriness and a touch of marzipan.
Colour: Dark mahogany.
Taste: Red berries up front with a mid palate of cloves and maple syrup finishing long with burnt chewy toffee and dried cranberries.