A surprisingly youthful and fresh nose, full of readily muddled green herbs, garden flowers, ginger beer, rosehip tea and chamomile. A nibble of white pepper alongside golden syrup and lychee. A big dollop of pineapple jelly too. Reduction brought putty, horseradish and other spicy things. Some fresh cigarette papers, cornflour, chamois leather and lightly honeyed porridge. The palate was bold, nourishing and full of marzipan, stone fruits, eucalyptus resin, mint julep and old school shilling ales. With water we found a warmth of pepper, soft earthiness, waxes, herbal teas, grassy olive oil and lemon rind. A wee dazzler!
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 26 years Date distilled: April 1994 Alcohol: 45.4% USA allocation: 60 bottles