This very pale whisky starts with aromas of mash, barley, hay and old flowers followed by fresh fruits. Bananas combine with peach and melon in condensed milk. Add a few raisins too. There’s a pleasantly heady sweetness – vanilla, honey, (buttery) fudge, milk chocolate and coconut. The taste is spicy (white pepper), sweet (honey, cream, fruit salad) and fresh (sappy, juicy) with a drying finish. Adding water brings it to life – heady and rich (dunnage warehouse) banana and honey on buttered toast with brown sugar. Followed by orange marmalade, honey nut cornflakes and peaches in syrup. Take a sip and light spices emerge with vanilla in creamy hot milk, fresh fruits and pencil shavings. Also a chilli pepper sweetness without the heat. Delicious!
Cask: Refill barrel Age: 11 years Date distilled: September 2006 Alcohol: 60.7% USA allocation: 66 bottles