The Forest Distillery's latest blend is their own blend of complex malt whiskies. Each one is at least 8 years old and they are all 100% malt whisky. They have then taken that blend and finished it in a 50 year old Oloroso cask at the distillery. This cask has previously been used to mature their blends 3 times, and as such, the sherry influence is much less in this than previous releases. The whisky is much softer and gentle in flavour. Definitely very easy to drink, with beautiful notes of toasted European Oak.
The bottles are polished black porcelain with a papercut by the artist Georgia Low glazed with real gold.
1792 Small Batch Bourbon is sophisticated and complex. A distinctly different bourbon created with precise craftsmanship. Made from a signature "high rye" recipe and the marriage of select barrels carefully chosen by their Master Distiller. 1792 Bourbon has an expressive and elegant flavor profile. Unmistakable spice mingles with sweet caramel and vanilla to create a bourbon that is incomparably brash and bold, yet smooth and balanced.
Nose. Distinctly confidant liquorice-Bourbon notes with near perfect bitter-sweet balance; burnt honeycomb and toffee also abound
Taste. Outstanding richness and sheen to the enormous barley-oak sweetness; again there is a big Bourbony cut to the cloth with all the liquorice and molassed sugar normally associated; but the barley adds that extra dimension
Finish. Long, wonderfully layered oak offering variations of a sweet dry theme; a touch silky with some cream toffee at the death
Matured entirely in ex-Rioja barrels this is glorious burnished red gold coloured whisky that emphasise its unusual aging. Red berries sit harmoniously alongside classic Isaly peat smoke and a touch of salt.