A highly perfumed aroma greeted the panel at first. Like walking into a florists with added notes of warm A4 printer paper, raspberry jam sponge fragrant body wash and mentholic herbs. Touches of wax, fresh thyme, stem ginger and a satisfyingly spicy bite. A dollop of water revealed oatmeal and a scent of damp earth and assorted game meats. The mouth was waxy in texture with notes of lemon bonbons, rainbow drops, sugar puffs and crushed custard creams. A little dilution brought notes of aspirin, lemon rind, crisp cereals and turmeric. Superbly earthy and elegantly spicy.
Cask: Refill hogshead Age: 10 years Date distilled: August 2007 Alcohol: 58.7% USA allocation: 60 bottles