Heady herbal aromas with rich honey, light spices and carrot cake. Malty and slightly nutty – singed caramel, buttercream and dried fruits. Spicy and fiery to taste at full strength, but sweet and becomes creamy. Barley sugars, marshmallows with herbs and slight bitterness. It needs water. The nose is gentler now but still heady and floral. Spicy (ginger), mineralic and carrot cake again, becoming malt bins, milk chocolate and butter pastries with slightly burnt sugar. The taste is still spicy and tangy. Barley remains to the fore with green apples, herbal notes and a slight bitterness of liquorice root.
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 8 years Date distilled: September 2009 Alcohol: 60.2% USA allocation: 78 bottles