Chef got carried away in the kitchen and walked off leaving a right mess after that caramel mishap.
Chardonnay Cask Matured
No age statement
Year of Bottling
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Ginger cake and dried fruits meet fresher flavours of mango and redcurrant coulis, laced with leather and hot cross buns.
Palate: Fun at first – cooked red fruits drizzled with salted caramel sauce and nutmeg. Turns bittersweet, as if the caramel sauce has burnt. Leather and cigar-box spices take the stage.
Finish: Toasted walnuts, nutmeg and barley.
Comment: Chef got carried away in the kitchen and walked off leaving a right mess after that caramel mishap.
Nose: Raisins and prunes, with thick sherried notes. A bit of orange beneath, with traces of sauternes wine and Madeira. A slight mustiness. Heather honey. Dreamy!
Palate: Gloriously silky delivery of raisins, figs, plum sauce, and tiramisu. Feints with buttermilk and yeast. Assam tea manifests, then redcurrants and lighter apricots.
Finish: Medium length, with tart cranberries, coffee, dried apricots and echoes of the yeast.
Comment: A wonderful whisky, classically styled – the sort of thing one needs in the cabinet.
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