Fruit poured from the glass in a vibrant yet balanced stream of apricot jam, apple sauce and ripe plums. A spicy tingle of pink peppercorns delivered fresher notes that carried on to green grass and tomato plants in a greenhouse. A sweet malty character came from digestive biscuits that turned into ginger snap biscuits on the palate as we encountered a pleasing tongue tingle. Melted butter and creamy vanilla introduced custard with a thick wedge of sponge cake. The finish combined strawberries and cream with fruit jelly sweets before softening to a lasting mineralic edge that left the palate feeling clean and refreshed.
Cask: Refill barrel Age: 9 years Date distilled: October 2008 Alcohol: 61.6% USA allocation: 90 bottles