A delightful and deceptively mature aroma of sweet bubblegum, butterscotch, oatmeal run through with honey, flapjack studded with dark fruits, madeira sponge, light ointment and fruity waxes. There’s further tertiary notes of light menthol cigarettes, sweet sultanas and green banana. Water gives chalk, white flowers, coastal freshness, beach pebbles, white stone fruits, lemon blossom and some oily hessian cloth. The mouth is rich and full of waxy honey, topical fruit jellies, cream soda, jasmine and light vanilla. A little reduction brings out red cola cubes, sardines in olive oil, yellow flowers, tizer, red lipstick and glazed fruits.
Cask: Second-fill barrel Age: 7 years Date distilled: September 2011 Alcohol: 60.8% USA allocation: 48 bottles