Distilled in late winter of 2005 with two-thirds of the expression made in a double-copper column still with plates removed to achieve a lower distillation proof and the remaining third made in an alembic pot still. One third of this lot was then laid into in American white oak previously used to age California red wine, and the remaining two-thirds was barreled in used dark French Oak. The casks were then rested for the full 11 years at 3,800ft elevation in a cool-climate subterranean barrel room, with the upper-most portion of the room opened to allow for soft air circulation in order to create a drier aging environment.
An enticing bronze hue and rich, oily viscosity build anticipation that is quickly rewarded once the bottle is opened. Lush aromas of red apple and soft floral vanilla lead to a moderate woodiness displaying dry apricot, toasted almond and dark caramel, with a subtle pepperiness. A slightly higher alcohol proof extends a semisweet finish of buttered toast and green tea. Exceptional!
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