An abundance of rose petals rained down and covered a juicy selection of tropical fruit that fused pineapple, mango and banana. A selection of freshly cut flowers brought a perfumed bouquet that touched on heady notes akin to hairspray and boozy fruit punch. Fresh ginger then tingled on the tongue but was soon joined by clementines and sliced red apple before honey was served on rye bread. With water we discovered sandalwood and green sapwood that became balanced by apricot and ginger marmalade on toast. Floral notes of orange blossom and poached pears then merged into cherry liqueur and a zingy glass of grapefruit juice. A sprinkling of sugar cane gave a final layer of sweetness that seamlessly faded into dry wood on the finish.
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 9 years Date distilled: July 2009 Alcohol: 59.8% USA allocation: 60 bottles