Bright and fruity aromas encompassed baked banana, apple slices and poached pears with sultana cake and fruit and nut chocolate. Then a vibrant ray of orange oil melted cinnamon butter and fudge onto figs and grapes in a wicker basket. Rich fruits continued onto the palate with baked pineapple and melon before ginger and apple crumble joined rhubarb with lashings of creamy custard. Holding water well, we were now treated to a complex array of fresh wine grapes, cucumber sandwiches and ripe lemons on a board of cedar wood. Mouth-coating flavours embraced maple syrup in chai tea and a slice of spiced fruit cake with dark chocolate icing and a sprinkling of cocoa nibs.
Cask: Refill hogshead Age: 24 years Date distilled: April 1996 Alcohol: 62.3% USA allocation: 84 bottles