We felt we had lifted a veil to discover the secret aromas of sweet gorse, beeswax, freshly chopped tarragon, marzipan and golden syrup. The taste was sheer class, elegant and refined, concentrated rich apricots with a sweet citric note which emphasised the floral aspect of gorse in full bloom along the coast. A tiny drop of water and cherry blossom, eucalyptus and grated hazelnuts next to honey dripping off a wooden spoon made this truly a delight. On the palate; almonds, coconut ginger and Pai Mu Tan (Chinese white tea) covered in white chocolate appeared alongside rice crispies coated with white chocolate, roasted hazelnuts, Matcha and Sencha tea.
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 17 years Date distilled: February 2004 Alcohol: 54.8% USA allocation: 90 bottles