This one evolves nicely in the glass. I’d like to return to it.
6 Years Old
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Blooming gorse, chamomile tea with honey, and a whiff of rooibos. A little grape juice. With time to air, white chocolate, peanut oil, and caramelised red apple.
Palate: Medium bodied. Quite concentrated juicy fruit chews at first – lemon, orange, and lime in particular. A little sherbet zing. With time on the palate, vanilla cream and sponge cake with toffee icing. Ginger and cinnamon spice build.
Finish: Long, on cinnamon bun.
Comment: This one evolves nicely in the glass. I’d like to return to it.
Nose: Banana milkshake and shaved coconut. Hints of pear drop, lemon juice, and demerara sugar. A sweet peaches-and-cream note, like Refreshers. Pencil sharpenings. Dried mango and caraway.
Palate: Medium. A green, grainy note like hoppy ale. Sourdough, hints of bruised strawberry, hard caramels, fruit scone, and vanilla cream. Ground coriander and slightly bitter green tea.
Finish: Medium. On hops and green apple skin.
Comment: It kept me on my toes. Gets creamier and sweeter with a little water.
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