The nose brought gentle aromas that rolled over poached pears and sour lemon sweets as lemongrass merged into sweeter notes of cream-filled chocolate rolls and cereal characters. The mouth then became wrapped with delightfully silky textures that combined white chocolate mice with lemon oils and melted ice cream. With water, the citrus character moved to lemon curd and thick cream with shavings of lemon skin. Hints of caramelised red apples joined with plum jam while in the background lingered savoury elements and cashew nuts. Ice cream wafers now excited the palate with plenty of sweetness from sticky cocktails and dried apricots before rosewater and heavy fruit cake embraced the finish.
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 9 years Date distilled: September 2011 Alcohol: 57.2% USA allocation: 72 bottles