This is the second release from Clonakilty, a blend consisting in 10-year-old malt and 8-year-old grain whiskey, finished in casks that previously held port wine from the Douro valley in Portugal.
Somewhat medicinal, with herbs, grass, a light hint of mint, and wood.
There’s soft vanilla with pepper. Also, a hint of dried red berries and a variety of spices. There’s lots of dark chocolate with toffee, and a nice lingering sweetness. It has a subtle creaminess on the palate but at the end some bitterness and a dry mouthfeel, like what you experience when eating dark chocolate.