Gentle aromas of lavender and talcum powder soothed the senses as icing sugar settled on warm sponge cake and champagne bubbles tingled on a sea of calm. Soft peaches and cherries delivered smooth textures alongside lime-infused oil and a warming balm made from spices, coconut and honey. Water released a fruity cascade that sprinkled down with bouquets of meadow flowers and rose petals. Rhubarb created an earthy character that bonded to rich tea biscuits and cereals on a bed of coconut husk. Finally we found rosemary and tarragon with elements of peppermint and a dry mouthfeel that conjured images of apricot skins and tree bark.
Cask: Refill hogshead Age: 16 years Date distilled: September 2002 Alcohol: 60.3% USA allocation: 60 bottles