Like the last limited release – Batch 128, this is the new small-batch release has been matured in tiny 100-litre first-fill bourbon casks. Made from incredibly high quality American oak, these very small casks impart a glorious depth of flavour to the maturing spirit. The big difference of Batch 270 from Batch 128 is un-peated spirit this time around – which allows the vanillins and sweetness from the bourbon to shine through.
Nose: Freshly-made doughnuts, earthy vanilla, coconut and buttered bread.
Palate: Layers of apricot jam and brown sugar, with a touch of new leather coming through later on.
Finish: Subtly earthy once again, now with a hint of new oak spiciness.