The initial nose has sanded wood, fresh hay and floral soap, then develops citrus, ending up fresh and invigorating – lemon puffs, candied orange and lemon slices, tinned mandarins, lychee and honey. The palate has orange peel, lemon and lime, juicy pineapple and fruity boiled sweets, plus marzipan and tinned pears with vanilla custard. The reduced nose hints at a new, felt top hat, with more mundane notes of foamy bananas, fruit salad chews and chocolate coins. The palate now combines Hubba Bubba gum, pink wafers, apple sour sweets and dried apricots; suggestions of tansy leaf and warm spice on the finish.
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 8 years Date distilled: February 2010 Alcohol: 60.9% USA allocation: 60 bottles