Spicy, herbal and then the fruitcake. Again, slightly salty, but here it’s salted caramel and Crunchy Nut Cornflakes with just a hint of prosciutto. Opens up into cloves, wood shavings and cinnamon.
Much more grip and attack compared to the Bourbon cask. Quite woody, and a heat follows that more pronounced oak. On the mid-palate, mince pie (lots of it), sweet vermouth, toffee and caramelised bananas.
Long, spicy, persistent oak, and lingering apera.