A rather firm and full bodied nose, one that suggested waxes, polished copper, nougat, chalky limestone and rice cereals. Also some earthy aspects such as undergrowth and autumn leaves. With water we got marshmallow, vanilla pods, cookie dough, ripe mango and some heady floral aromas such as honeysuckle. The palate was initially sweet and nutty, with coconut macaroons, Toblerone, overripe orchard fruits and golden syrup. Water brought out bakewell tart, pistachio ice cream, powdered custard and warm, freshly glazed pastries.
Cask: Second-fill barrel Age: 11 years Date distilled: September 2009 Alcohol: 59.8% USA allocation: 72 bottles