The nose encompasses an exuberant bounty of fruit – lemon meringue pie, Kir Royale and flying saucers – behind that hints of Plasticine, cigarette packets and seashells. The spritzy, mouth-flooding palate rewards with lemon puffs, strawberry jam, plum tarts, glacé cherry on grapefruit and some vanilla; tingling traces of cinnamon and mild chilli on the finish. The reduced nose combines Turkish Delight, Tooty Frooties and rice paper on amaretti with waxed fruits, blueberries, kumquats and quince jam. The palate is now tasty, fruity and easy – peach flan, blood orange sorbet, citrus peel and honey with drying oak sawdust at the end.
Cask: Refill hogshead Age: 13 years Date distilled: September 2006 Alcohol: 56.0% USA allocation: 60 bottles