Fresh flowers brought elegant aromas of honeysuckle and orange blossom with the sweetness of pink wafers and chilli chocolate. Then fruity notes appeared, combining jelly sweets with overripe bananas and slices of lime in a mojito cocktail garnished with eucalyptus leaves. Peppery notes of fresh ginger swirled on the palate before mellowing to ginger marmalade with Earl Grey tea and a dark espresso served with liquorice. Floral and fruity notes remained dominant with water as geraniums and red roses merged with blackcurrant jelly and pineapple sweets. An abundance of vanilla now eluded to sticky cake mix rich in sultanas, hazelnuts, cinnamon and nutmeg. White chocolate, praline and buttery icing were ready to top the cake as crystalised ginger and cloves transpired on the finish.
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 9 years Date distilled: February 2011 Alcohol: 61.4% USA allocation: 90 bottles