A refreshing start delivered roses, carnations and fresh coconut as crunchy green apples, plums and pineapple merged with lemon sponge cake and orange icing. On the palate a spicy beast emerged bringing chillies and ginger fizz that touched on apple and lemon sorbet before launching us into liquorice, dark rum and duck fat. With water we found jasmine tea, mango and fermenting apples but now with grassy notes and dried tobacco on a dunnage warehouse floor. The palate retained a ginger and cloves lust for life, now with sweet malty notes, oat cakes and a dry, oaky finish.
Cask: Second-fill barrel Age: 8 years Date distilled: May 2012 Alcohol: 63.8% USA allocation: 54 bottles