Fragrant aromas explored sweet perfume, nuts and ripe fruits as roses merged with pineapples, kumquat and a rush of red apples. Oily overtones then suggested peach yogurt, cinnamon butter and linseed oil on a cricket bat. On the tongue a short burst of chilli heat quickly softened mango and papaya wrapped in the velvety textures of cream, melted butter and coconut oil with hazelnuts. Waxier notes appeared with water and nudged us towards citrus oils and spruce trees. Fresh and green tones embodied melon and green banana with tinned pears and sour apple rings. On the finish came green tea and cedar wood with a hint of camphor and mint milk chocolate.
Cask: Second-fill barrel Age: 8 years Date distilled: September 2011 Alcohol: 58.0% USA allocation: 90 bottles