A sweet fragrance filled the air that gave the impression of hibiscus flowers, sandalwood, cinnamon and marsala spices. Roses entwined around oak trees as rhubarb suggested an earthiness with tobacco and chai tea chests. The palate arrived with a heavy dose of blackcurrant liquorice and spiced dark rum with fermented tea joining brown sugar and cassia bark. A dash of water summoned a delicious combination of galangal, turmeric and cumin seeds as Thai basil merged with scented petals on naan bread. On the palate came green chillies, kaffir lime leaves and coriander seeds to compliment Turkish delight and thick cream before sweet dates and almonds combined on the finish.
Cask: Refill barrel Age: 4 years Date distilled: January 2016 Alcohol: 59.9% USA allocation: 48 bottles