There was so much going on nosing this sample neat; quince jelly, beeswax, shea butter, crème caramel and the more senior (not in age!) Panellist remembered days gone by of coconut sun cream, wax crayons and a message straight out of the fax machine. The taste was a vanilla dream – caramel wafers, Belgian waffles as well as scones dipped in honey. Diluted we found the scent of white chocolate buttons, almond paste, cream horns, and dried guava in marzipan, followed by Chantilly cream, lemon posset and shortbread on the palate. Anyone for a game of croquet, ideally with a Pimm’s in one hand and a mallet in the other?
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 9 years Date distilled: May 2011 Alcohol: 58.4% USA allocation: 72 bottles