Colour: Bright topaz
Soft, sweet, rounded, voluptuous were the first comments, then Tropicana fruit juice, pineapple chunks and crisp, fresh linen, with pencil boxes (what?). Mellows and deepens after a short while, passing through “opening a box of Turkish Delight” to poached pears. The taste at full strength is sweet, luscious andeffervescent, refreshing and mouth-watering. Water softens it still further - creamy fudge, with light spice behind, then baked pears and flaked almonds and buttery pastry. Now the mouthfeel is rounded, and the sweet taste has coconut and almond oil. Overall comment “elegant”, with lots going on. The distillery favours these rare ‘designer’ casks.