Behold, another peated release from The English Whisky Company! As the name suggests, this Smokey Virgin Oak Cask expression was matured in virgin oak casks, filled in October 2012. A limited 2,652 bottles were released at 46% ABV, full of fruity notes from the cask as well as rich smoke.
Nose: Rich bonfire smoke, with a touch of oak spice, blueberry loaf cake and vanilla.
Palate: Medjool dates, caramelised nuts and burnt toast, with lots of wood smoke in support alongside milk chocolate.
Finish: A drizzle of honey and dry smoke, with oily citrus peel appearing.