70cl / 45% - A terrific small batch bourbon from Four Roses - and in this case, Small Batch means just that - only four casks are used in the construction of each release. Sweet and spicy, with a generous dash of vanilla, this is a treat.
70cl / 40% - A rich, dark, Irish blend, Black Bush contains a high proportion of triple-distilled single malt, aged in Oloroso sherry casks for around 8-10 years before marriage with the grain. Picked up the top prize in its category at the World Whisky Awards 2010.
Nose: Green apples, treacle, Seville oranges, candy peel, cloves and marzipan, old pantries. Taste: Sherbet, apples, dried fruit, mocha, late coffee ice cream. Finish: More Seville oranges, late bitterness.