We discovered an inviting array of aromas on the nose neat, ranging from spearmint to tropical fruits (pineapple and bananas), pear drops, pine resin, almond oil and finally a warm chocolate marzipan croissant. Velvety smooth on the palate reminded us of slightly burnt toasted coconut chocolate chip cookies – but we enjoyed the dark lure! With a drop of water we carried a wooden box of fresh oranges. We cut one in half and drizzled it over melted chocolate to make ginger cookies with an orange chocolate buttercream and, whilst they were in the oven, we enjoyed a slice of cherry and pistachio cake.
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 16 years Date distilled: August 2003 Alcohol: 58.3% USA allocation: 96 bottles