An immediately beautiful aroma of dried wildflowers, Turkish delight, lemon scented wax candles, lanolin, wintergreens, gorse, earthy potting sheds, chamomile and fir liqueur. A little water unveils cinnamon powder, mead, olive oil, grass, baking parchment, old ink wells, star fruit, plum pudding, vanilla custard and background notes of dried heather bundles, wax jackets and watermelon. The mouth opens with a beautifully honeyed texture and notes of rancio, linseed oil, menthol, mineral oils, natural tar, medical tinctures, fruit salad syrups, green tea, dried mango slices and apple rings. With water it moves towards clotted cream, tarragon, a floral rancio and hints of hawthorne, preserved lemon, liquorice, herbal liqueurs and cocktail bitters.
Cask: Refill hogshead Age: 27 years Date distilled: November 1992 Alcohol: 52.7% USA allocation: 42 bottles