Tart gooseberry struck the panel first. Followed hard on the heels by vanilla choc ices, pink hubba bubba, elderberry jam, heather ale, hibiscus and prune flavoured toothpaste. A splash of water unearthed rosemary oil, mango flesh, steamed oak staves, damp bung cloth, maraschino cherries and the olfactory hug of a warm pizza oven. To taste we found white raisins and a milky Horlicks with wet earth, mixed herbs and curious notes of body lotion, shea butter and suntan oil. Reduction gave us a tooth cladding syrupy sweetness with star fruits, pink wafers, milk bottle sweets and cinnamon grahams.
Cask: Refill barrel Age: 10 years Date distilled: June 2007 Alcohol: 59.6% USA allocation: 60 bottles