The initial nose was nicely fresh with a fizz of citrus vitamin tablets in soda water, then freshly laundered linens, toasted cereals, flints, mineral oil and a wonderfully rich bready note. Water brings out buttered white toast, marshmallow spread, crushed cashew nuts, a hint of camphor and white chocolate buttons. The neat palate is robust and dry with soft notes of cooking oils, white flowers, chamomile, orange peel and a subtle sooty note. Reduction enhances the camphor and oily tones, bringing green and peppery qualities as well. Lovely notes of barley water, lemon peel and miso emerge.
Cask: Second-fill barrel Age: 11 years Date distilled: March 2010 Alcohol: 59.2% USA allocation: 120 bottles