The nose neat was a real potpourri of aromas ranching from cedar wood shavings over lemon oil to dried roses. There was also some kind of tangy and sweet fruitiness, like that of a green apple smoothie or a gooseberry Bellini. On the taste neat it was that tanginess and sweetness of rhubarband custard bonbons at first, before custard creams arrived. Water helped releasing more complex aromas of baked custard rice pudding, cinnamon vanilla toasted oats and brown sugar apple cobbler. The mouthfeel was now smooth with a good texture of, iced fairy cakes, jammie dodgers and bourbon cream biscuits.
Drinking tip: Is it 5 o’clock yet?
Colour: Golden straw Cask: Refill hogshead Age: 12 years Date distilled: June 2003 Alcohol: 61.0% USA allocation: 90 bottles