Fresh wood aromas (new wooden boxes and pencil shavings) gave way to a grassy apple orchard. In turn, sweetcorn, vanilla, mango and orange fruit pastilles and toasted coconut. To taste it was well balanced, bourbon-like and gently spicy, with corn on the cob, a hint of Cajun spice and candied lime peel. Adding water made us feel nostalgic and comforted. A deep crusted apple pie with thick, thick bourbon vanilla custard which gave way to fresh and clean aromas of muddled mint leaves. Who could resist taking a sip? Still bourbon-like, but with cinder toffee and then a clean menthol refreshing mid-length finish.
Drinking tip: An alternative bedtime malt drink
Colour: Lager Cask: Refill barrel Age: 15 years Date distilled: September 2000 Alcohol: 58.9% USA allocation: 90 bottles