A bright and breezy initial aroma of fabrics, fresh cereals, lanolin, baking parchment and toasted sunflower seeds greeted the panel. Beyond that we noted scrunched newspaper, orange peel, caramel and gorse flower. Water gave us snapped green twigs, scented candles, pollen, dried flowers, tent canvass and mushroom powder. The neat palate was easy and displayed a well-balanced sweetness. Some warm spice notes of cardamom and caraway also appeared. Dilution brought out mineral oils, Darjeeling tea with sugar, butter mints, shortbread and chopped hazelnuts.
Cask: Second-fill barrel Age: 12 years Date distilled: January 2009 Alcohol: 57.9% USA allocation: 72 bottles