A fruity, floral perfumed aroma reminded us of a fruit salad with vanilla ice cream, shisha tobacco flavoured with green apple and pineapple as well as a fresh flower bouquet. On the palate neat -amazingly smooth and sweet with a wonderful texture like Chantilly cream, vanilla custard, banana bread and chocolate praline cupcakes. Water added, on the nose, nougat, fudge and hazelnut crème next to pears poached in white wine and a Manhattan cocktail. Even more balanced now, if that is possible, with flavours of juicy mango, creamy coconut and a custard lemon pie while in the finish -chewy fruit flavoured fresh mint sweets.
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 12 years Date distilled: November 2007 Alcohol: 57.1% USA allocation: 60 bottles