The pleasantly fresh nose has vanilla pods, toasted coconut and pine forests, with subtle hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, anise and varnished oak. The juicy, mouth-watering palate tantalises with perfumed mango, peaches and pears, banana bread, coconut macaroons and icing sugar drizzled over tasty pastries. Water brings up the wood on the nose – resinous pine sap, varnished boats and fresh oak – but all firmly fastened to the rock of sublime sapidity by honey, vanilla, white chocolate and fresh fruit. On the palate, it’s the coconut that leaps out – a lovely mouth-feel with marshmallow tea-cakes, orange zest, chocolate and a nuance of numbing nutmeg.
Cask: Second-fill barrel Age: 20 years Date distilled: July 2000 Alcohol: 63.1% USA allocation: 120 bottles