A brusque and lively youngster, the nose bristled with white pepper, toasted cereals, canvas, pollens and warm greenhouses. Lots of crushed green leaves, rapeseed oil, water crackers and leavened bread. Water brought out touches of miso, butterbean hummus, grassy olive oil, starched linens and bouquet garni of dried herbs. The neat palate displayed the richness of buttered oatcakes, digestive biscuits, flower honey, cut grass, yellow wildflowers and sharp young calvados. With reduction we got green, cider apple acidity along with more pollens, honey and nectars, then mineral oils, cereals and sweet barley extract.
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 7 years Date distilled: August 2013 Alcohol: 59.2% USA allocation: 78 bottles