The initial nose was brimming with strawberry and peach topped with fudge sauce and served with coffee flavoured toffee and cream soda. To taste it tingled with nutmeg and cinnamon, with warm woody spice numbing the tongue. Water opened a big bag of berry fruits and gummy confectionary, newly planed wood counter polished with linseed oil, crystallised angelica and eucalyptus. It reminded one panelist of a ladies cabinet with pressed powder, scented creams, fragrant lotions and potions. It retained a nippy sweetness with lemon bonbon, honey fudge offset with sharper citrus and mint. An invigorating and perky dram.
Drinking tip: Easy drinking
Colour: Strawberry gold Cask: Refill barrel Age: 17 years Date distilled: August 1997 Alcohol: 57.7% USA allocation: 90 bottles