A surprisingly dense and sweet nose full of condensed milk, sweetened butter, mango yogurt, milk bottle sweeties, gooseberry fool, lemon parfait, marshmallow spread, pink wafers, rosewater and gin sorbet. With water it develops a slightly leathery and animalistic side, with some notes of tangerine, blood orange, star fruit, kiwi and watermelon. The palate is sweet with golden syrup, sweet puddings, lemon sherbet, custard, sweet Loire chenin, agave nectar and a tiny waxy note in the background. With reduction there's citrus pith, Turkish delight, Rice Krispies dusted with icing sugar, gorse flowers, coconut milk and marzipan. A wee lick of petrol in the finish.
Cask: Refill hogshead Age: 13 years Date distilled: August 2006 Alcohol: 55.5% USA allocation: 60 bottles