A bright and easy nose greeted the Panel, initially full of sweet vanilla shortbread, watermelon and freshly cut grass with suggestions of pollen, sunflower seeds and white lilies. Water made it drier, more elegant and complex. Notes of pressed flowers, sandalwood, desiccated coconut, soda bread and baled hay. The neat palate was richly malty and full of bright cereals. Also pineapple, mixed jelly beans, Juicy Fruit chewing gum and greengage jam. Water brought firmer notes of cooking oils, trail mix, toasted seeds, lanolin and buttery cereals.
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 7 years Date distilled: August 2013 Alcohol: 58.2% USA allocation: 90 bottles