Fat, glistening, syrupy green fruits brim from the glass. Yellow herbal liqueurs, tropical fruit chunks, aged mead, citrus oils, herbal resins, roasted chestnut, old dessert wines and camphor. Water shifts things towards salted caramel, white chocolate mousse, eucalyptus oils, pine cones, cough mixtures, red liquorice, charcoal, old leather-bound books, damp sackcloth and melon sweeties. The palate opens on grape must, aged white madeira, pomegranate molasses, strawberry syrups, mango jelly, lime cordial, soft waxes, dried mint, light rancio and hessian. With a delicate drizzle of H2O there’s pot pourri, barley sugar, wax, muesli, fruit jams, grapefruit pith, orange cocktail bitters and butter biscuits.
Cask: Refill hogshead Age: 23 years Date distilled: April 1995 Alcohol: 55.0% USA allocation: 60 bottles