A big bag of boiled sweets, mint humbugs, Moffat toffees, Campinos, vanilla sponge cake and expensive marzipan. Also, elegantly oily, nutty and with some wonderfully sweet notes of glazed pineapple. Reduction brought out deeper notes of kirsch dark chocolates, tonka bean ice cream and white jellybeans. Some fresh summer herbs and watermelon bring vivacity and breezy freshness. The palate opened with a touch of spice then runny honey over fresh strawberries, banana bread, marmalade with coriander seed and mango pudding with a lick of beeswax. With water we found gloopy fruit salad juices, fatty coconut milk, buttery crumpets, crumbly scones with rhubarb jam and stem ginger in syrup. Some liquorice, paper and tobacco adding stout weightiness in the background.
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 9 years Date distilled: April 2011 Alcohol: 58.4% USA allocation: 96 bottles