These bottles have been matured in small oak barrels and tenderly looked after for the last 20 years. One barrel of Somerset Twenty Year Old will be bottled each year until 2015 and the numbered bottles will be released each year on Apple Day, October 16th.
It is deep, burnished amber in colour, with a gentle viscosity that makes it to move lazily around the glass when swirled. There is a bright aroma of slightly tart apples baked with muscovado sugar and vanilla, along with layers of altogether more tropical scents , likely to have been generous gifts from the oak. Silky smooth and with an apple juice sweetness, the palate reflected all of the aromas beautifully, with just a lick of alcoholic fieriness to finish. Long and enticingly spiced.
HOW TO ENJOY
This is a rarity. Some say it is better than any calvados they have had. It fits any very special or luxurious occasion.