A rich and satisfying aroma that displayed notes of raw barley along with vegemite on brown toast, hot pine resin, toasted nuts, clean cereals and a generous slice of vanilla sponge cake. Water offered a grassier edge with condensed milk and a scatter of sherbet lemons in there too for good measure. The palate was surprisingly juicy and fat. Lots of orange sweets, black tea, ripe pineapple, malt syrup, barley sugars and apricot jam. With water we got pear drops, ginger cake, white chocolate, new leather, soft wood spice and milk stout beer.
Cask: Second-fill barrel Age: 10 years Date distilled: April 2011 Alcohol: 58.6% USA allocation: 60 bottles