The nose oozed seductive sweetness (chocolate cream egg, pecan pie, molasses) and earthy spice notes of tree bark, nutmeg, cinnamon, patchouli oil and a new John Deere tractor – we wanted to hold its hand and walk into the desert sunset. The palate was syrupy sweet and spicy, bold and intense – liquorice and cherry bandy, banana toffee and Lapsang Souchong. The reduced nose had the holiday appeal of aromatic tanning oil, the sweetness of amarena cherries and cinnamon iced buns, with some oak and black tea. The palate combined chocolate and vanilla slice sweetness with tea chest tannins and tasty woody spice.
Cask: New American oak charred barrel Age: 14 years Date distilled: September 2003 Alcohol: 53.5% USA allocation: 60 bottles