The nose initially opened with flower meadows, Turkish delight and ice cream – then developed nutty aromas (Magnum choc-ice, Bounty bar, hazelnut shells, peanut brittle). The palate had good viscosity and body – lots of sweet flavours (toffee, milk chocolate, treacle tart, honey) and a gentle spicy finish of Oddfellows and cinnamon swirls. Water brightened the nose again, offering Melissa and lemon puffs, perfumed tobacco, shaved oak and almond slice. The palate retained its body and sweetness – chocolate sauce and nuts on raspberry ripple, dark chocolate Brazils and Jaffa cakes, with an even more drying, tingling finish of toasted pine nuts, ginger and pomegranate.
Cask: Refill barrel Age: 8 years Date distilled: March 2010 Alcohol: 60.5% USA allocation: 60 bottles