We were warmly greeted by a merry gang of cereals and soft fruits that quickly organised themselves into a selection of sweet butter pastries and apple pie topped with cinnamon. Delicious fruit trifle and baked banana with melted milk chocolate brought gentle waves that dipped into green malt, digestive biscuits and geranium flowers. However it was vivid coconut husk that persisted throughout. Onto the palate and we became shrouded in cinnamon and nutmeg with vanilla honey and dried rings of apple. Herbal notes teased with fennel seeds, liquorice stick and orange cocktail bitters on lime jelly. A delicate jasmine fragrance emerged from maple syrup on a finish of peanuts and salted cashews with a generous dose of oak.
Cask: Second-fill barrel Age: 17 years Date distilled: July 2000 Alcohol: 55.8% USA allocation: 72 bottles