Finished in a Port Mourant (Guyana) Rum barrel for four and half months.
Nose: Despite the strength of 62.4%, it comes on as welcoming, through intense; very gristy malt notes, soft peaty tones and Demerara sugar.
Palate: Intense but not biting; creamy chocolate, orange rinds, shortbread, all dipped in leathery, tarry peat oils.
Finish: Going more vegetal and drier, but still on (now more husky) malty notes, fruity sugar and increasingly tarry peat notes, developing into salty liquorice. Very long!
Comments: This dram really likes water, though it can be sipped neat (goes very well with dark chocolate). The rum cask makes its presence felt, but with a good balance, as the rum in the cask was as heavy as our whisky is, so a good match, for a dram with a big impact.