Slick and tropical to begin, Haribo sweeties dissolved in solvent, cupboard spices and white jelly beans. Chunks of pineapple tossed in a fruit salad with ripe green melon and juicy fruit chewing gum. Dilution makes things earthier, light dustings of cocoa powder and notes of caramelising Muscovado sugar. More tropical fruit juices and gomme syrup. An exotic cocktail. The palate is immediately syrupy with fruits and natural sweetness. Nectars, ginger cordial, orange blossom, barley sugar and tinned peach juices. Water brings grassy rapeseed oil, pot pourri, jasmine tea and hessian sack cloth. Earthy turmeric and spicy rye bread emerge in the aftertaste.
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 10 years Date distilled: April 2008 Alcohol: 60.7% USA allocation: 60 bottles