A lovely fresh aroma of pineapple, sherbet and an Italian lemon liqueur called Limoncello was followed by deeper notes of butterscotch, fudge, tobacco and ginger marzipan. A hefty sweet spice hit on the palate like an old-fashioned Granny Smith apple crisp; fresh green apples coated in cinnamon-brown sugar and served with a salted caramel sauce. Water released a floral fragrant scent of jasmine and tulips as well as the warm and cosy feeling buttered crumpets and thick-cut marmalade give. To taste still spicy but now balanced with a cup of Earl Grey tea served with a slice of lemon and a spoonful of sugar.
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 8 years Date distilled: September 2012 Alcohol: 60.4% USA allocation: 72 bottles