A lovely mix of white stone fruits, heather ale, custard creams, salted butter, fresh popcorn, gently fruity waxes, bubblegum, fruit salad and dried papaya. Water dried things out nicely and delivers coal dust, tea tree oil, white pepper, hardwood resins, freshly chopped mixed herbs, dried lavender, quinine and prune eau de vie. The taste is similarly mixed with sweetcorn, rye bread, sultana, horseradish head, mustard powder, hessian, green pepper, new wood and lemon cough drops. Dilution brings out fresh brown toast, brioche and other pastry notes. Also dusty grist, freshly malted barley, hay loft, cornflour and fatty pork sausage with fennel seed.
Cask: Refill barrel Age: 9 years Date distilled: September 2009 Alcohol: 59.4% USA allocation: 60 bottles