Savoury and herbal aromas progressed towards toasted cereals and nuts while a floral fragrance supported sandalwood and thick clotted cream sweetened into fudge. Plenty of chilli, cloves and ginger on the palette softened into honey roasted cashew nuts with a squeeze of citrus before a delightful beeswax mouthfeel fused with waxy orange skin. Water immediately released more oils that suggested freshly snuffed out candles and coconut oil. Cinnamon and nutmeg now arrived with balsa wood and herbal notes of green malt. The now soft and juicy palette was abundant with pineapple, waxed lemons and orange while manuka honey combined with carnations on a dry grape skin finish.
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 10 years Date distilled: February 2011 Alcohol: 59.2% USA allocation: 60 bottles