The nose suggested boozy inclinations whilst the attractive scents of freshly baked apple pie implied a dusting of cinnamon and nutmeg. Sticky and treacly aromas coated the nose like the molten jacket of a freshly dipped toffee apple. Something sweet and green came to mind, perhaps like crunchy cobnuts or toasted pine nuts. The toastiness continued onto the palate with a hint of burnt sugar that was joined by the spicy tingle of pickled ginger. Slightly tart fruit introduced crab apple pie, however with just a dash of water it opened into the confected juiciness of wine gums and jelly. A strong sense of oak framed the finish with the texture of dusty chalk that teased with the notion of thick cream.
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 22 years Date distilled: October 1995 Alcohol: 54.4% USA allocation: 60 bottles