Roses and carnations commenced a twisty ride through orange, grapefruit and eucalyptus before taking in almonds, coffee beans and bitter chocolate. Around the next turn came deep flavours of liquorice, raisins and morello cherries before we stopped for water beside fruit gums and navy rum. Then treacle and toffee joined earthy notes of walnuts, tomato plants and banana skin. Herbal notes on the palate now suggested red vermouth and liquorice while vanilla and caramel ice cream provided sweetness before we finished with strong black coffee and marmalade.
Cask: New European oak barrique Age: 4 years Date distilled: May 2016 Alcohol: 67.8% USA allocation: 110 bottles