Another wide ranging and sometimes difficult to pin down category of aromas here. We are not really talking about the heavy tannins from long in the wood whiskies here, more the aromas associated with resinous, aromatic fresh sawn oak. There's plenty in between too from cedar boxes to that alcohol soaked wood you get from old dunnage warehouses.


Rice pudding, burnt toast, coffee grounds, fennel, aniseed, liquorice


Custard, crème caramel, meringues, sponge, madeira cake, toffee

Old wood

Musty, bung cloth, cardboard, cellars, pencils, cork, ink, metallic, camphor

New wood

Resinous, cigar boxes, sandalwood, ginger, pepper, allspice, nutmeg