Light and fruity aromas of pear drops and pineapple danced from the glass and paraded across pristine pine to find lemon curd on toast and sultanas dusted with allspice. A cha-cha of chilli heat and spearmint aroused the tongue before a samba of sweetness delivered honey, sherry trifle and cherry chocolate. With water came a tango of toffee and Turkish delight while a foxtrot of flowers brought carnations, roses and tulips with gooseberry jam and fresh pine wood. A waltz of warmth carried us through ginger and pink peppercorns as a final fling delivered toffee apples, strong black tea and bread and butter pudding.
Cask: First-fill barrel
Age: 18 years Date distilled: March 2002 Alcohol: 57.4% USA allocation: 102 bottles