A thrillingly autolytic aroma of cooking oils, yeast, bread pudding, rice paper, grappa, gooseberry, hessian, stone fruits and white balsamic. With reduction this opens up towards mustard seeds, mushroom powder, baking soda, brown seed bread, cough mixtures, hawthorn, menthol tobacco and charcoal. The palate initially displays lemon rind, rice crackers and aged saki. Then thyme, Thai basil, bay leaf, buttered and toasted cereals, salty popcorn and aspirin. A little waters gives lemon oils, butter biscuit, green tea, chamomile and chamois leathers. Some desiccated coconut and toasted trail mix towards the finish.
Cask: Refill hogshead Age: 11 years Date distilled: March 2008 Alcohol: 58.7% USA allocation: 60 bottles