Oak cross is a vatting of three 10 to 12 years-old highland whiskies: 50% Clyneleish; 30% Dailuaine; and 20% Teaninich. After blending, half goes into first fill bourbon casks and half goes into especially constructed casks American oak staves and toasted virgin French oak heads. The effect is a dusty, dry, fruity and spicy whisky.
The Whisky Tasting Club Notes:
Nose: Orange squash. Tangerine zest. Aniseed. Nail polish.
Palate: A tour de force. Gentle citrus fruits, sandalwood spice, then pepper takes over. Sweet and sour citrus.
Finish: Late on there are some Battenburg cake and milk chocolate flavours. Sweet chilli spice. Sour lemon and lime. A delightful aftertaste.
Retails for around £40