Box – Quercus 1 Robur 50cl Bottle
Box – Quercus 1 Robur 50cl Bottle from TheDrinkShop
Rich butter icing, plump raisins, candied ginger and freshly varnished oak lead the way. Thick caramel sauce and crunchy toffee are sprinkled with spice: cinnamon and nutmeg. Baked apples and pears sit behind, drizzled with vanilla sauce and dusted with Chinese Five Spice.
Thick, sweet and spicy, with the caramel sauce from the nose stirred through with freshly crushed black pepper, hot cinnamon and sticky vanilla pods. The pepper and toffee continue as the fruit from the nose builds along with touches of mint, tarragon and spicy grain.
The virgin oak finish has layered spice and vanilla on top of the fruity Box spirit. The spiciness from the wood and the herbal notes look towards a US-style rye whiskey, but with malty complexity.