A deep copper gold colour was aptly followed by aromas of almond meringue cake with dark Amarena cherries as well as Limoncello plum tart. In the background was the luxurious fragrance of oriental perfumed leather. The taste was mouth-coating, roasted duck breast with a viscous plum sauce and honey roasted parsnips. Water brought freshly muddled mint leaves to the fore, soon followed by apple pie with custard and an apricot doughnut with a cardamom glaze. On the palate; chocolate orange mousse with turmeric and rum flambéed figs and bananas. Ten years in an ex-bourbon hogshead, finished in a virgin oak hogshead with a heavy toast and a medium char.
Cask: Virgin oak hogshead, heavy toast/medium char Age: 11 years Date distilled: March 2006 Alcohol: 58.8% USA allocation: 60 bottles