The nose is bright and welcoming – fragrant flower meadows, marzipan, nougat and pear ice-lolly sweetness, suggestions of citrus and a pepper-mill twist. Water brings out sherbet lemons, Refreshers and apple turnovers, putty and pistachio – quite an uplifting feel to it. The palate has a very pleasant sweet vibe – marzipan petits fours, Haribos and pear dessert, but behind that there’s a nip of chilli, ginger and nutmeg. Adding water promotes the fruit flavours and achieves an alluring and amusing tart and sweet balance – strawberry Starburst, pomegranate, melon, apple and pear, with subtle hints of laurel leaf and lime – easy drinking but fun.
Cask: Second-fill barrel Age: 9 years Date distilled: June 2007 Alcohol: 60.8% USA allocation: 60 bottles