Chopped parsley in abundance at first. Then blackberry bushes, trodden dandelions, toasted seeds, tomato plants and dry cereals. An intriguing aroma of vase water and Turkish delight intrudes upon proceedings. A little water and there is hessian sackcloth, frying pork and apple sausages, sour cherry kriek beer and fresh rhubarb. The arrival on the palate is riddled with wild flowers, kale toasted in paprika, sunflower oil, lanolin and a sweet flapjack note. Lingering chilli heat commands the addition of water... with dilution comes herbal sweetness, salty liquorice, salami, white asparagus and a grating of fruity pink peppercorns. Some sooty wood notes in the aftertaste rounds everything off nicely.
Cask: Refill hogshead Age: 11 years Date distilled: March 2007 Alcohol: 57.8% USA allocation: 60 bottles