There was a wonderful green freshness like reeds along a riverbank with a brief whiff of toasted coconut and wet hay before the sweeter note of Victoria sponge cake with buttercream icing took centre stage. On the palate neat we had a sip of fresh fennel apple limeade followed by coconut and pineapple ice cream before a blast of cayenne pepper surprised us all. After reduction we opened a jar of Mentos pure fresh tropical flavoured gum and unwrapped some chocolate coins. To taste a banana split served with Neapolitan ice cream, plenty of whipped cream and maraschino cherries.
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 9 years Date distilled: June 2012 Alcohol: 60.1% USA allocation: 66 bottles