Such an inviting nose of toasted coconut, pine sap, banana chips, brown sugar and beeswax on freshly carved wood. Enough said let’s have a try – vibrant and zesty, sweet and spicy; marzipan croissants with a peppered chocolate hazelnut spread, mango slices, whipped cream and olive oil cake. When we added water we walked through a pine forest after a rain shower, the smell is called geosmin, musky, cool and fresh yet at the same time an earthy-sweet aroma. On the palate a fresh-baked fruit pie in the hold of a wooden ship with a dash of herbal and white pepper – a real joy!
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 15 years Date distilled: July 2005 Alcohol: 61.7% USA allocation: 120 bottles