A big and bountiful nose greeted the Panel, one full of lemon custard, creme brûlée, pastis, fresh fabrics, white stone fruits and scrunched newspaper. Lots of clean cereals, dry earthiness and touches of wort and white pepper. Reduction gave us apricot, dandelions, toasted sunflower seeds, milk bottle sweets, old pencil cases, lemon sherbet and new leather handbags. A lick of toasted fennel seed in the background. The mouth was immediately citrus and fulsome. Lots of boiled sweets, barley sugars, cinnamon buns, youthful dessert wines, nectars and golden syrup on brown toast. Water brought more tertiary notes of cooking oils, moss, ferns, petrichor, medical toothpaste and herbal complexities.
Cask: Second-fill barrel Age: 9 years Date distilled: October 2010 Alcohol: 59.4% USA allocation: 90 bottles