Growing Wings Single Cask Old Forester Ex Bourbon

ABV 66.5%
REVIEWED Issue 185
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Brand: Cardrona Distillery
Expression: Growing Wings Single Cask Old Forester Ex Bourbon
Type: New Zealand Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 66.5%
Country/Region: New Zealand
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 185
Tasting notes
Taster   Christopher Coates
Nose: Blooming gorse, aloe vera, matcha powder and blossom honey. Fresh peach and pencil shavings. A little bread dough.
Palate: Medium-full. Concentrated tropical fruits, especially ripe pineapple and papaya. Chamomile tea with honey and lemon. Honeydew melon, a touch green. Subtle menthol. Some tart cherry and dried lemon notes.
Finish: Long, on those chamomile and melon notes.
Comment: Ignore the ABV. This is beautifully flavourful and mature.
Taster   Phoebe Calver
Nose: Pain au raisin, with lovely buttery pastry. Then it’s stem ginger biscuits covered in dark chocolate, and citrus zest.
Palate: More of the dark fruit from the pastry, followed by melted chocolate over vanilla ice cream and slices of dried orange.
Finish: The stem ginger chocolate biscuits are back, with a kick.
Comment: It’s a spicy little one, but still packs a whole lot of flavour in between the heat. Lovely balance and so much potential.
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