Lots of juicy fruit chewing gum, pineapple, melon, guava and other ripe exotic fruits in evidence on the nose at first. Also lime, white truffle, mint choc chip ice cream, pear tart tatin and curry leaf. A wee squidge of herbal toothpaste as well. Water brings out greener fruits, chopped parsley, chicken broth, muesli, dried apple rings and fruits of the forest. There’s a slice of lemon cheesecake topped with chopped hazelnuts as well. The initial taste revels many fresh herbs, cough medicines, sweet biscuits, shortbread, clove rock, hawthorne and chamomile tea. A light sootiness and freshly made hummus with lots of olive oil. With reduction the palate is still lightly tropical. Notes of citrus oils, cough mixtures, herbal ointments, wood resins, barley sugar and warm, sweet porridge.
Cask: Refill barrel Age: 11 years Date distilled: June 2007 Alcohol: 59.4% USA allocation: 60 bottles