A sprawling aroma of peppermint, eucalyptus, cactus flesh, lime boiled sweeties, brambles and apple tart. The nose continues to evolve with bark, damp hay, straw, lemon jelly, toasted sunflower seeds, jelly babies and pressed flowers. With water the complexities remains resolute. Notes of fresh wildflowers, hand cream, buckthorn, citrus jams, cotton wool, plasticine, grape must and cough syrup. A rising chalky dryness in the background. The palate opens with mineralic vigour; notes of sourdough bread, nectar, hawthorn, clove rock,jasmine and green tea. Water adds white pepper, dried sage, cedar wood, fruit scones, mint jelly and a lightly sweetened oatmeal.
Cask: Refill barrel Age: 8 years Date distilled: September 2009 Alcohol: 59.9% USA allocation: 60 bottles