A peppery bite softens into blood orange, pear, peach and banana bread with honey. A steamy aroma reminiscent of saunas meshed with sunny orchards and freshly cut daffodils. Cheek clenching at first with some black tea and lime pickle but dissolved into tinned peach and pineapple. It had oily black olives that morphed into pine resin and Ambre Solaire when watered. Then bountiful sugared almonds, on iced fairy cakes, shortcrust pastry, blackcurrant cordial and cherry Bakewell tart bounced from the glass. The finale was of flapjacks and Digestives with dates, prunes and hazelnuts. Pine nuts had the final shout.
Drinking tip: A perky wee dram and needs the water
Colour: Spanish sun Cask: Refill hogshead Age: 14 years Date distilled: June 2000 Alcohol: 58.5% USA allocation: 90 bottles