An interesting dram – teasing in its individuality. The nose combined dry cereal notes (muesli) with polished wood and the fresh fruitiness of dried raspberry, blackcurrant, citrus, Williams and kids’ bubble-bath. The palate was full of character – bubble-gum, Pimms and Tooty Frooties, ice-cream cones and flapjacks and a concluding coda of cinnamon, ginger and chilli. The reduced nose – golden syrup on porridge and treacle tarts, cigar box and scented pencils. The reduced palate became magnificently moreish, mouth-filling and yummy – lemon and lime, lychee and toffee while the finish furnished floods of genial warmth and satisfaction – sour apple sweets, tobacco and chilli.
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 11 years Date distilled: February 2007 Alcohol: 61.2% USA allocation: 60 bottles