The aromas gently advanced with the soft and luscious nature of thick cream drizzled over pears poached in wine. Smoke arrived shortly after but much sweeter than that of a peat fire. It was more reminiscent of charred applewood as its smouldering fragrance imparted a heavenly overtone to sizzling bacon and sticky glazed pork on a barbeque grill. Aromas of dried lavender yielded to the fresh minerality of salty sea air and fresh scallops with a vinaigrette dressing. The palate delved into mussels in a cream and wine sauce with the gentle warmth of chipotle paste and peppery rocket. Maintaining perfect balance the finish was sweet like sushi rolls and prawn cocktail crisps.
Cask: Refill barrel Age: 9 years Date distilled: May 2007 Alcohol: 59.4% USA allocation: 24 bottles