The nose was bright and sunny; lemon, toffee, candy floss, meadow flowers and freshly oiled pine with nutmeg on custard and cinnamon rolls. The palate was crisp and dry, perfumed, warming and lively – zingy lemon curd, orange oil, poached pears with clove, liquorice, pencil shavings, pickled ginger and wasabi. The reduced nose continued with that sweet, perfumed citrus – grapefruit, kumquats and sun-lit lemon groves; additional hints of mustard powder and crushed aspirin. The palate was initially juicy, fruity and sweet, with jam-filled sponge and lime squeezed over watermelon – then a dry finish – Lemsip, oak chips, nutmeg on cocoa and nicotine tar.
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 11 years Date distilled: September 2009 Alcohol: 62.4% USA allocation: 90 bottles