The initial nose veritably brimmed with fruits. Tutti frutti, Juicy Fruit chewing gum, citronella wax, melon cordial, mirabelle eau de vie and green fruit jams. Also deeper hints of hessian, lamp oil and waxed canvass. Totally enthralling. With water we got earthy dunnage warehouse, scone mix, madeira loaf, olive oil cake, honeycomb and orange blossom. Some hints of lime curd and sweet cherry beers. The palate was nicely drying to begin and showed elegant notes of rosewater, jasmine, heather flowers, sugar syrup mixed with olive oil, butter biscuit, herbal infusions and yellow flowers. Water brought out a beautiful natural sweetness, ripe yellow fruits, apricot jam, peach puree, ripe cantaloupe melon, green apple acidity and herbal cough sweets.
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 17 years Date distilled: November 2003 Alcohol: 56.1% USA allocation: 158 bottles