Golden rays of sunshine reflected through fine droplets of elderflower cordial and illuminated fresh hay with a rich and magnificent light. Soft and sweet notes of caramel merged with butter and shortbread to produce creamy textures reminiscent of rice pudding or porridge with a dollop of apricot jam. On the palate a strong sense of pine wood encased dollops of brandy butter and lemon icing on shortcrust pastry with firm tannins that gave perfect support. Water delivered more candied realms as hard-boiled sweets bonded with refreshing chalky effervescence and icing sugar. Dried apple slices instigated soft fruit that thickened into orange marmalade before a sprinkle of grated lemon peel brought a fresh and lasting finish.
Cask: Second-fill barrel Age: 7 years Date distilled: July 2011 Alcohol: 62.3% USA allocation: 60 bottles