1 of only 157 bottles from cask no. 456
A rich orange gold colour, almost “Irn Bru” with a soft but persistent, mousse-like beading. A cacophony of fruits on the nose with an overriding lime pickle. Then, oil paints, furniture polish and candied cumquats. Changing all the time, now breakfast tropical juice laden with pineapple chunks, mango and pawpaw. Sweet to taste, becoming more dry with a long, oaky finish (unreduced). A little water brings up an unusual waxiness, vanilla fudge, and Scotch trifle – sponge fingers and tinned peaches soaked in brandy with custard and cream (artificial) and sprinkled with Hundreds and Thousands. A lovely, soft mouthfeel, starting sweet then drying to a long, long finish with a hint of “old smoke”. Very special.