We found an extremely multifaceted dram on the nose neat. It started with cinnamon and brown sugar poached pears over a bunch of flower on a varnished grand piano, to coffee and walnut cake and finishing in a glass of Tokaji wine. On the palate a lovely viscosity with flavours of rum and raisin ice-cream, melted butter on a hot cross bun, Battenberg cake and a nutty banana split in warm chocolate sauce. With a drop of water aromas of gentle wood spice as well as olive oil French toast appeared, whilst on the palate now brown butter shortbread cookies.
Cask: Refill hogshead Age: 35 years Date distilled: February 1982 Alcohol: 52.1% USA allocation: 60 bottles