1st Fill Ex-Bourbon and American Virgin Oak Casks
Sweet vanilla paired with campfire smoke on the nose. Accompanied by fruity notes of grilled apricots and peaches, together with honey and a little caramel.
Sweet and fruity on the palate, strong and spicy at the same time. Creamy vanilla with peach and stewed apples, plus honey, spicy oak, some cinnamon and subtle wood smoke.
The finish is medium long, sweetish, creamy and spicy with anise, pepper, a little BBQ notes and a touch of smoke.
After the addition of a few drops of water, more fruity on the nose with oranges and grilled apricots, plus dense smoky notes and a hint of peat. Sweet and creamy on the palate, but less fruit and clearly more smoky notes, plus dry oak and cold ash. The finish is medium long, creamy sweet with vanilla and some yellow fruit. Becomes much drier with time with oak and a lot of smoky notes.
I thank Destillerie Kammer-Kirsch GmbH for the complimentary sample and the photograph.