Sweet roasted nuts and toasted oats merged with waxy orange skin and salted limes before maritime aromas floated to the surface to bring dry seaweed, shellfish and chimney soot in a rock pool. Toasted biscuit flavours transferred over to the palate to be joined by fresh herbs and oysters but now with barbecued bananas, smouldering heather and burning pine needles. Adding water highlighted the floral aromas of lavender and accentuated medicinal accents that complimented tarragon and orange oil. Lemon, orange and cherries combined on the tongue along with butterscotch, icing sugar and toasted pine nuts to finish.
Cask: Refill hogshead Age: 10 years Date distilled: January 2011 Alcohol: 59.4% USA allocation: 120 bottles