Specially selected by Society founder Pip Hills for exhibiting superb complexity and distillery character.
It opens with juicy fruits, aromatic herbs and pine cones with notes of fir liqueur, polished hardwood, old lathe shavings, vanilla pods and lemon drizzle icing. A background fragrance of wax emerges with time, alongside a whiff of old Sauternes. Water brings forth trodden ferns and bracken, red apple peelings, pear eau de vie, lemon oil, warm grist and dry vintage cider. The mouth begins with white chocolate, mint choc ice cream, blue raspberry lollies, menthol tobacco, hawthorne, rosehip tea, cough syrups and pistachio nuts. With reduction comes tea tree oil, pressed wildflowers, fruit salad sweeties, a light chalkiness and lime zest.
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 23 years Date distilled: October 1995 Alcohol: 55.1% USA allocation: 72 bottles