A lovely, minty fresh, green aroma reminded us of eucalyptus, ivy and an Indian rubber plant. This was soon followed by the scent of pineapple upside-down cake, mango coulis as well as warm croissants with melted butter and marmalade. On the palate neat, we got grapefruit slices sprinkled with Demerara sugar, marzipan with plum jam soaked in bourbon and runny honey. Water added a floral aroma of honeysuckle before a lime posset with raspberries and caramelised hazelnut clusters appeared. A thick mouthfeel like tucking into a Pavlova with Chantilly cream and a variety of tropical fresh fruits while in the finish Moroccan sliced oranges with cinnamon dancing shikha.
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 18 years Date distilled: January 2003 Alcohol: 55.7% USA allocation: 114 bottles