Crates of apples were stacked beside hessian sacks filled with sweet potatoes whilst strawberries and raspberries were brought in fresh from the field. The perfumed bouquet of dried heather intermingled with seasoned wood whilst the tart tingle of marmalade and preserved lemons delivered a refreshing zing. The palate carried a rich and spicy manner that suggested pickled ginger before softening with a glass of lunchtime mead to black cherries and caramel wafers. A hint of vanilla pods introduced banana fritters and an assortment of tropical fruit before soft plums faded into the dry oaky finish.
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 9 years Date distilled: September 2009 Alcohol: 59.7% USA allocation: 60 bottles