Cask No. 1.222     

Tarte tatin and Eton mess

Speyside, Spey

We found a clean, attractive nose of vanilla ice-cream with toffee sauce, raspberry pavlova, cookie dough, white chocolate and lemon cup-cakes – also hints of meadowsweet and elderflower. The palate delivered zesty notes (cranberry, lemon with white rum), bubble-gum, chocolate toffee éclair sweetness and wood-derived flavours of oak shavings, ground ginger, pepper and liquorice. The reduced nose had subtle intimations of apple tarte tatin, sherbet straws, Starburst, marmalade and jasmine. The palate became a softer sweet and sour experience – Haribos, pear-drops, soft mints, bramble cheesecake and tinned peach Eton mess before wood and charred green pepper to finish.

Cask: First-fill barrel
Age: 8 years
Date distilled: April 2011
Alcohol: 59.1%
USA allocation: 78 bottles

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