46% ABV. The Aurora starts with worts which are fermented for roughly 75 hours, then the spirit is double-distilled slowly, first through the wash still and then through the spirit still. Following distillation, the whisky is matured in two different types of casks; 80% in first-fill ex-bourbon barrels (which are surprisingly subtle) and the final 20% in first-fill Oloroso sherry hogsheads.
On the nose, sherry sweetness is followed by aromas of freshly cut grass and autumn fruits, with just a hint of coffee and dark chocolate. Floral tones come to the fore in the mouth, with overtones of spice and vanilla. Fruity sweetness coats the palate, with fruit and nut flavours leading to a warm, soft finish. Another outstanding release from this exciting Whisky maker.
I continue to be blown away by this newcomer; marked in its competitive set. - Dave Broom, The Word Atlas of Whisky
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