Rounded aromas led us for a walk through oatmeal, fig rolls and cedar wood with soft fruits coming from apples, melon and pomegranate. The mouth-coating palate blended the gentle spices of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves with syrupy sweetness and earthy notes of roasted sweet potatoes and parsnips with heavy oak. Fragrance came with a dash of water which released geraniums and jasmine along with rhubarb, marzipan and hazelnut oil. The palate became drier with a wood-dominant nature while retaining the soft fruitiness of bramble berries, honeydew melon and sloes. Nutmeg and ginger then prevailed onto a lengthy finish where they were joined by tree bark and hints of menthol from eucalyptus leaves.
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 9 years Date distilled: September 2010 Alcohol: 63.0% USA allocation: 72 bottles