This dram noses surprisingly. It’s a dessert tray with dozens of tiny kaffir lime custards, each in correspondingly tiny Silly Putty shells. Then my eyes fall to the rum-streaked, white chocolate ganache-stuffed éclairs sitting on round, diamond-grip sandpaper sheets.
The mouth is pure dynamite. Nothing in the Rapunzel-hair colored whisky prepared me for this. There’s the whoosh of fajita sizzle and the crack of Pop Rocks sass, but then it settles out into a luscious, gustatory Slip and Slide onto which my taste buds swoosh and swirl.
The finish is like flannel sheets on a bed stuffed with butter and horsefeathers. You stretch out and submit to a sustained, unhurried, and ever so gentle back scratch. Ahhh… I’m pretty sure that this was aged for all 17 years in casks that held good intentions. It’s funny, then, that all of my good intentions have run dry.
–Our thanks to the Exclusive Malts and ImpEx for the sample!