USA : KENTUCKY : LAWRENCEBURG
While their Single Barrel is made from one yeast recipe (OBSV), the Small Batch is a blend of four-- OBSO, OBSK, OESK, OESO-- two high rye, and two low rye versions of two yeast strains. The sweet corn shines through in the Small Batch intertwining beautifully with the spice of the rye. The oak is more present with notes of warm vanilla, sweet oak, and caramel coming through on the nose. There is a fruity aroma as well. On the palate, it is creamy, with notes of mellowed spice and ripe berries. It is soft and smooth on the finish.
A cask strength sherried scotch that delivers on the nice toffee and chocolate notes that we expect from a sherried cask but also it's surprisingly smooth and elegant for its high ABV. A really special dram for those who love sherried whisky.
Classic Islay peated malt that is non-chill filtered and has a higher than normal ABV for a standard expression. The result is a beautifully rich and peaty dram that has a nice sweetness of the front end to balance the overall headiness.