This is Chapter I in the series and it consists of 27 casks distilled between 1997 and 2004. 17 sherry casks, 6 unpeated bourbon casks and 4 peated bourbon casks. 6660 bottles were made. Light Sherry influence and crisp green apples in the smell. A little vanilla, honey and oak as well. A little grass or hay notes in the end.
The dried fruits gets more dominant in the taste. Some oak, caramel and just a bit of floral notes. Wow – a little peat builds up and comes forward in the finish. The white fruits comes a little more forward as well and mixes with the dates and sweet raisins.