A sweet and floral aroma greeted the Panel; rose water cologne, steaming hot hibiscus tea and apricot jam biscuits which were followed by deliciously sweet crispy and chewy coconut macaroons on the palate. We also tasted lemon syrup sponge cake, milk ice lollies and an array of glazed fruits such as strawberries, raspberries, orange slices, grapes and kiwi. Be careful when adding water. We imagined pouring ourselves a mug of peppermint and jasmine tea before we dunked in a crispy coconut cookie. To finish it all off we had the chocolate bar Baumstamm (German for tree trunk or log), combining a milk chocolate shell with nougat and rich creamy marzipan.
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 18 years Date distilled: January 2003 Alcohol: 56.5% USA allocation: 120 bottles