We found this untypical and unusual – the nose evoked seaside funfairs – candy floss, hot-dogs, popcorn and donuts; seashells, seaweed and sand dunes – also sea breezes carrying hints of axel grease and diesel motors – maybe someone selling grilled scallops and tiger prawns. The palate was hot and sharp – charred sticks, ash and smoke from a costal croft; char-grilled tuna and sweet and sour duck on the menu. The reduced nose had roasted chestnuts and dark chocolate Brazils, singed orange peel, burning straw and honey-glazed barbecued pork. The reduced palate found earthy, mouth-numbing spices (ginger, nutmeg, liquorice, clove) and honey on burnt toast.
Cask: Refill Sherry butt Age: 15 years Date distilled: August 2001 Alcohol: 58.9% USA allocation: 72 bottles