A heavy drizzle of golden syrup oozed over deep exotic fruits whilst dry and crispy leaves fell from autumn trees. Wisps of spicy incense merged with lavender to calm the mind in preparation for a mouth-watering palate that arrived with dark chocolate and plum stones. Luscious oils from oranges and nuts unravelled tight knots in preparation for a sweet treat of bakewell tarts. A little water delivered bowls of dried apple chunks and pear drops whilst violets lifted us to higher realms. A fresh undercurrent of cut grass remained to balance sweet fruitcake topped with milk chocolate and caramel. Finally a twist of squirty cream introduced silky textures that played with the dry spice of nutmeg.
Cask: Refill hogshead Age: 12 years Date distilled: September 2007 Alcohol: 57.0% USA allocation: 90 bottles