Soft aromas of damp earth at first with mint tea, white chocolate, Muscovado sugar, tea tree oil and muesli. A clean and fresh nose with hints of strawberry wine and wild raspberries. With water notes of lemon barley water appear alongside buttered cereals, popcorn, subtle waxiness, dried sage, plain scones, old books and damson jam. The palate unfolds with green fruits to the fore, lemon cordial, coal dust, brown bread with lemon infused honey and a twist of white pepper. Reduction adds mint ice cream, sunflower seeds, marzipan, sponge cake and dolly mixtures.
Cask: Refill hogshead Age: 15 years Date distilled: September 2002 Alcohol: 60.1% USA allocation: 60 bottles