Caressed by floral bouquets we commenced with roses, lavender and carnations on a bed of dry sawdust and vanilla pods. The palate brought forth a cabaret of fresh ginger with walnuts and brioche bread that caressed the tongue with elements of red wine and dry cough syrup. With water we found ourselves amongst the dry earth of a pine forest as an abundance of herbs teased the senses and started with fennel seeds, cloves and cumin. Then a fresh and lively burst of peppermint and menthol cooled and warmed at the same time to provide a lively sensation that lasted onto the finish where they were joined by dry bark and oats.
Cask: Second-fill barrel Age: 8 years Date distilled: September 2010 Alcohol: 66.3% USA allocation: 72 bottles