The nose transported us to a happy family kitchen on baking day, full of enticing smells – pink wafers, Empire biscuits, meringues, spun sugar, vanilla and raisins. The palate was sweet and intense, winning us over with its heart-warming personality – golden syrup, brandy snaps and chocolate truffles, peach schnapps and raspberry Ruffle bars (raspberry, dark chocolate and coconut). The reduced nose was attractive, even slightly soporific or hypnotic, with melon, bubble-gum and fruit gums, banana split and custard-filled donuts. The palate now majored on pear, lychee and star-fruit, with fruit salad chews and Haribos and the finish contained tongue-tingling ginger and pepper.
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 7 years Date distilled: August 2011 Alcohol: 55.9% USA allocation: 60 bottles