A cheeky and fruity nose delivered an array of poached peaches, marmalade and roses, all carelessly daubed with clotted cream and icing sugar. On the palate, a spicy party included a rather juicy invite list of Victoria plums, strawberries, raspberries and quince jelly with creme brulee. Adding a dash of water released an abundance of apricots and Turkish delight mixed with tarragon and sage on a pine forest floor. A much gentler palate now encouraged mint-infused rye whiskey to dance on toasted oak with a vanilla creaminess and strong black tea tannins to finish.
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 8 years Date distilled: April 2012 Alcohol: 58.9% USA allocation: 72 bottles