The nose opened with ginger cake, cinnamon sticks in a herbal infusion, blood orange and Jelly Tots. Some pineapple syrup, white stone fruits, pomegranate sorbet and trampled white flowers. Water brought out some gentle notes of coffee, freshly cut daffodils, lemon peelings and white balsamic. The palate showed a slight fizziness, Sherbet Fountain, lots of tinned fruit salad syrups, Juicy Fruit chewing gum and passionfruit sours. With water it became more sweetly cereal and full of pollens, glazed vanilla pastries, custard doughnuts and lemon barley water. Matured for eight years in a bourbon barrel before being transferred to a second fill ex-Tempest Old Fashioned IPA barrel.
Cask: Second-fill IPA barrel Age: 9 years Date distilled: February 2011 Alcohol: 61.0% USA allocation: 60 bottles