A refreshing cup of mint and apple tea freshened the senses as Victoria sponge cake and rich tea biscuits arrived. A large bowl of fruit brought zesty aromas of lime, orange peel and overripe pineapples while sugary sweetness suggested candyfloss and marshmallows. The palate too was full of vim and vigour with popping candy, icing sugar and lemon sherbet bouncing off fresh cherries, lime marmalade and ginger. A more fragrant side appeared with water as hibiscus flowers, coconut chocolates and Earl Grey tea merged with white chocolate and Pina coladas. Remaining fresh on the tongue we now found strawberry lollipops and fresh oak but with creamy notes of crème brûlée, cream liqueur and just a dash of soy sauce on the finish.
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 8 years Date distilled: December 2011 Alcohol: 62.3% USA allocation: 66 bottles