The initial aroma was that of sweet Valencia orange cake, lemon Victoria sponge and white chocolate brownies (blondies). Given time a savoury note of garlic red mashed potato Focaccia prepared with plenty of olive oil developed. On the palate neat sweet, chewy and a chilli heat like ginger spiced jam with a tangy Bramley apple crumble aftertaste. Water released our imagination and we found an antique parchment paper love letter with rose petals still inside the envelope and to celebrate the occasion we uncorked a vintage bottle of Bordeaux wine and enjoyed the violet-scented intensity with a touch of oak and a hint of pepper.
Cask: Refill barrel Age: 9 years Date distilled: June 2007 Alcohol: 60.2% USA allocation: 66 bottles