Placing a massive tick in the box positioned next to ‘satisfying’ we couldn’t help but take things easy with the sweet and fragrant aromas of apples, pears and chocolate with sea salt and caramel. Lemongrass and coconut merged with a complex floral fusion of rose gardens, honeysuckle and incense. The chocolate now combined with hazelnuts, brazil nuts and desiccated coconut crowned with tinned pineapple chunks. Water did nothing but increase the sweetness by developing notes of nougat and apple pie with caramel sauce. The finish carried malt loaf with honey and the lasting herbal freshness of peppermint.
Cask: Refill hogshead Age: 14 years Date distilled: October 2002 Alcohol: 58.2% USA allocation: 60 bottles