The nose was sweetly seductive – toffee, caramel, Flumps, Tunnock’s Snowballs and carrot cake, but far from one-dimensional – it also had hessian, coconut, macadamias and insinuations of citrus. The palate offered fantastic, mouth-watering sweet acidity, like Moffat toffees; plus exotic fruits, flowers and strawberry jam tarts – and the finish – teasingly dry with woody tannins, coconut and clove. Floral notes increased on the reduced nose – parma violets, lavender (someone imagined sniffing a bee’s knees) – not to forget pineapple, sherbet and granola. The palate now danced on our tongues – lively as lollipops and cream soda, with lots of interesting back-flavours (cardamom, anise, angostura) – engaging.
Drinking tip: Sweetly seductive, tongue-dancing and engaging – must be a dram for a hot date!
Colour: Under-water beach sand Cask: Refill hogshead Age: 22 years Date distilled: September 1992 Alcohol: 54.2% USA allocation: 84 bottles