A sweet, musky, perfumed aroma like moonlight path fragrance oil (found in soaps, body lotions and candles) filled the room with notes of rose, jasmine, bergamot, lavender, mandarin leaf and sandalwood. Fresh and zingy neat, like a Cape gooseberry salsa prepared with onions, lime juice, white pepper and honey. With water a fizzy sweet fruity pineapple punch and sun-dried raisins soaked in spiced rum for a spiced rum and raisin ice cream. On the palate a little sweeter and creamier as we added vanilla ice cream to our fruit punch or indeed a frothy New York vanilla egg cream.
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 8 years Date distilled: September 2009 Alcohol: 59.5% USA allocation: 78 bottles