A nose that sparkles initially with sunflower oil, custard creams, pine nuts, lakeside forest rambling, unsalted pistachios, face cream, lemon-scented ointments, talcum powder and heather flowers. With water we found violet chocolate creams, fillet blanc, pineapple upside down cake, furniture polish, condensed milk, midget fruit gems and chamomile tea. The palate is full of satisfying biscuity sweetness. A light waxiness, carbon paper, treacle sponge and a robust cereal profile. Notes of curry leaf and black pepper add further heft. With the addition of water, we get cod liver oil, green banana, cherry-scented pipe tobacco, lemon barley water, bouillon vegetable stock, orange cordial and ginger beer.
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 8 years Date distilled: August 2011 Alcohol: 58.7% USA allocation: 72 bottles