Shy it was not as it offered a complex concoction of seashells and rock pools with vanilla custard, walnuts and permutations of peppermint. We felt the hefty punch from a French 75, made with burnt sugar and a sprig of mint. Singed herbs and juniper berries carried through to a palate that tingled like sweet chilli sauce before settling on butterscotch and cherry pie. A refreshing wave of lemon and gooseberry coulis appeared post water with floral tones of violet liqueur and a hint of green tea. A soft sweetness remained as marshmallows and meringue merged with white chocolate mice and followed onto a finish of strong tea, liquorice and suggestions of fennel.
Cask: Refill barrel Age: 12 years Date distilled: May 2005 Alcohol: 60.1% USA allocation: 60 bottles