An abundance of delightfully sweet and light aromas enticed us into a world of tinned fruit cocktail syrup, roasted chestnuts and custard tarts with singed pastry edges. Delicate smoke came through like a vanilla chimneystack and the final remains of a beach bonfire being quenched by salty sea waves. The palate was juicy and big with sweet barbeque smoke and bramble jam mixed with honey roast peanuts. Sooty dust joined sticky cough sweets and liquorice on a platter carved from salt infused driftwood. Becoming even sweeter with water it carried a nutty appeal until the end with fine wood tannins, soft leather and smoked German beer on the finish.
Cask: Refill hogshead Age: 7 years Date distilled: June 2010 Alcohol: 58.8% USA allocation: 90 bottles