An initial nose that showed lime, coconut water, raspberries, hints of coal scuttle, wood char, baled hay and heather honey. Beyond that there were also cherry stones and soft waxes. With water we found marzipan, orange zest in butter icing, new leather and polished wood. Some green banana, frangipane and chopped rhubarb. The palate was big, spicy and juicy with plenty of creamy coconut, flaked almonds, powdered sugar and muddled mint leaf. Some popcorn, maple syrup and a nicely punchy hit of camphor and eucalyptus oil. With reduction we found heather ales, pineapple, black pepper, muesli and Bakewell tarts.
Cask: Second-fill barrel Age: 11 years Date distilled: April 2009 Alcohol: 55.9% USA allocation: 114 bottles