A delicately scented veil of ladies perfume shrouded bold aromas that smacked the senses with cinnamon and sanded oak. Enjoying bags of character we soon found ourselves bench-pressing tea cakes and dead-lifting marshmallows on a floor of dusty tobacco and biscuit crumbs. Then the palate muscled it's way in with a full punchbag of fresh ginger, sweet spices and aniseed. After a refresh and a dash of water we found ourselves back again in powerful perfumes but this time alongside crushed nettles in a herb garden and assorted biscuits laced with vanilla. Sweet honey began to emerge with a spice that built from nutmeg and ginger to cinnamon and camphor, whilst on the finish we found big and heavy hitting wood.
Cask: Second-fill barrel Age: 9 years Date distilled: September 2010 Alcohol: 66.1% USA allocation: 72 bottles