Soft spice in a hessian sack ventured into earthy territory before it was lifted by icing sugar and fruit jelly sweets. The palate initially produced the warming tingle of fresh ginger and crushed black pepper before a wave of soft fudge and barley sugar sweetness encircled the spice with a drizzle of golden syrup. A soft fruitiness came to the fore with pear skin, nectarine and fresh apricots. The texture had a waxy appeal that occasionally dipped into chalky sweets and the chewy softness of smooth peanut butter whilst the finish touched on wet rocks before displaying new leather and delicately medicinal tea tree oil.
Cask: Refill barrel Age: 9 years Date distilled: May 2008 Alcohol: 60.5% USA allocation: 90 bottles