The thick dust of a coal cellar compounded with burnt caramel and blackened butter against creosote painted fencing and freshly cut turf. A floral fragrance wafted from the dark and mixed with the sweetness of sawdust and wood shavings in a carpenter's workshop. The sticky viscosity of cough syrup intermingled with putty and brine before a draft of chilli heat presented the palate. The tingle of salt and vinegar crisps softened with sweet herbal notes and liquorice candy before a coal scuttle of salted blackcurrants and mango suggested a tropical influence. A light dusting of soot pervaded through to the finish that combined vanilla fudge slices with heavy wooden benches.
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 9 years Date distilled: March 2009 Alcohol: 59.3% USA allocation: 90 bottles