A big rush of Sugar Puffs, damp bracken and gentle mossy notes at first. Then lemon curd, heather honey, pink wafer biscuits, molten Wagon Wheels and various confectionery such as pink and white chocolate mice, pooled fruit salad syrups and raspberry compote. Bountifully sweet and enticing. With water we found a drier, more herbal accent. Some rolling tobacco, freshly opened breakfast cereals, ripe green fruits and sunflower oil. A brand-new chamois leather. The mouth opened with a buttery bang. Lots of honey, white pepper, jasmine tea, bay leaf, limoncello in tonic water and sun lotion. A tiny medical hint of crushed aspirin and herbal toothpaste. Water added more complexity with mineral oil notes, lime curd, vanilla cream soda, spearmint, honeycomb, butter biscuits and dried tarragon.
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 14 years Date distilled: April 2006 Alcohol: 55.8% USA allocation: 120 bottles