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10 years old; 1st fill ex-bourbon barrel; 59.1%; Highland
Typically easy, immediately enticing and recognisable as this make. Notes of bubblegum, sandalwood, green herbs and things like honey, mango and lychee. Water brought us pine cones, white beach pebbles, Battenberg cake and yellow fruits with a sweet floral touch. In the mouth we found dessert wine custard, cherry bakewell, dried mango, melon and lemon marmalade.
With water emerged olive oil cake, lemon drizzle icing, camphor, chopped hazelnuts and ripe kumquat. Bish. Bash. Bosh!
Little nippy on the nose. Tropical fruits, pineapple, pear, pencil shavings, sandalwood, grass field, grated ginger, vanilla, dried mango, buttercream, toffees wrapped in waxed paper, touch of gamey meat, some cheese, cotton candy, sweet raspberry, brown sugar, white flowers, honey. With water, orange oil, parchment paper, candle wax, apple juice, Cointreau, florals, freshly made caramel, Hong Kong Egg Waffles.
Palate: Sweet, salt, touch of bitter and sour. Very little nip on the tongue. Canned fruit, berries, buttercream, toffee, ginger, vanilla icing, Manuka honey, orange pith. With water, olive oil, white tea, light herbs, touch of ethanol. Butter popcorn and toasted grains in the finish