My thoughts will return to the sound of your laughter,
The magic of moving as one,
And a time we'll remember long ever after
The moonlight and music and dancing are done.
I have most recently tried Springbank's 12 year old cask strength expression, but in this case I wanted to venture off the beaten path and try something truly unique. This particular single cask was matured in a refill sherry hogshead (the type of sherry was not specified). Only 281 bottles of it will ever exist, which by my iPhone calculator means that I am drinking approximately 1/281th of all of this liquid that will ever exist. There were 3 bottles left at the store (Colonial*SNEEZE*LittleRock*COUGH), but for how much longer...
While you're chewing away at that, I'm sitting here puzzling over this liquid's color. I didn't expect a refill hogshead to contribute much to the color (or the flavor, really), but this goes beyond the pale (pun fully intended). No, really, it's a super-light yellow, much lighter than I'm used to in an 11 year old. When you add water - which you should certainly do at 57.1% ABV - it gets even crazier. I'm calling it a slightly greenish straw color. Limeade? Meh. By color alone, you'd worry that there's not gonna be much there.