The warming spice of ginger and nutmeg blended with dried leaves on a forest floor that heralded a requirement for cake. A sticky fruitcake mix was abundant with sultanas, dates and dried apricots whilst a plethora of crystalised fruits joined with glace cherries and a dash of orange oil. A thick slab of marzipan sat beside rhubarb crumble and plum tarts, dusted with demerara sugar and a sprinkling of crushed pecans. The palate introduced a zesty fizz reminiscent of lime marmalade and grapefruit with a pleasing mouthfeel of wax and extra virgin olive oil. A relaxing bed of spice brought Jamaican ginger cake and rye whisky, bound in jasmine tea, vanilla and oak sawdust.
Cask: Second-fill barrel Age: 28 years Date distilled: January 1990 Alcohol: 59.1% USA allocation: 72 bottles