Juicy aromas of pink lady and red delicious apples joined citrus skins among dried apricots and peaches in a bowl of breakfast muesli. Apples turned to a cloudy and refreshing juice on the palate but now also with the sweet and heavily buttered pastry of apple pies with bubbles of caramelised sugar on top. With water there were more earthy notes of hay and sautéed mushrooms joining waxy fruit that had become much more tropical with hints of honey and pear jam. Robust flavours wrapped chamomile, elderflowers and gooseberries in newspaper before green ferns and camphor joined us for the finish.
Cask: Refill hogshead Age: 13 years Date distilled: August 2007 Alcohol: 61.9% USA allocation: 72 bottles