Opens up with a spring in its step with bountiful aromas of sweet buttery popcorn, molten marshmallows, rhubarb & custard, gooseberry tart, lemon oils, lime possit, garden fruits glazed in golden syrup and youthful dessert wines. With a splash of water there’s milk bottle sweeties, soft herbal liqueur, red liquorice, toasted pine nuts, orange cocktail bitters, a gravelly earthiness and coal dust. The mouth is fruity and dense. Packed with date-studded muesli, orange oils, caraway, cider apples, farmyard bluster, waxed canvas, toasty cereals, lemon barley water and herbal toothpaste. Reduction reveals white stone fruits, pineapple jelly beans, spearmint gum, trodden daisies, hazelnut spread, coconut, hawthorn and sugar syrup.
Cask: Refill hogshead Age: 11 years Date distilled: October 2007 Alcohol: 57.9% USA allocation: 60 bottles