Lakes Distillery - Cask #578
At our visit (25.04.16) to the Lakes Distillery, John gave us a taste of this lovely spirit that is maturing there. It was a Californian wine cask #578, filled on 22.10.15 at 63.5% The nose and palate I find, after some warming up and giving it some time, are looking very similar. Filled with fruit and honeyed sweetness, red summer fruits jam, cherry, raspberry, strawberries, black current, vanilla, fruit cake, grilled pineapple, maple syrup, malty, mango creamy, toffee sweetness, fresh notes of oranges and light grapefruit in the back. A good length finish with vanilla cream buns, ginger cake and an almost liquerish mixture of fruits going on in it. Lovely combination of the spirit and cask! Even being this young it already shows a great influence being made between the two. Promising.