Fruitcake in an old theatre Cask number 85.21
The nose was evocative of times gone by – “grandma‟s syrup sponge pudding” someone said; wool tapestries and leather upholstered seats, soft leather gloves and sweet tobacco; fruitcake and preserved plums.
The palate was sweet, creamy and fudgey with spicy Madeira cake served with crème caramel. “An old still house” the Whisky scientist said.
The reduced nose brought Jaffa cakes and dusty marshmallows; Jack fruits and sour green apples.
Water softened and dried out the palate revealing ginger fruitcake and Irish soda bread. The Poet was transported to old theatre seats in Orkney with metal frames. Richness from this Elgin distillery with wormtubs.
Drinking tip: A cosy night in as autumn begins
Colour: Tuscan olive oil
Summary note on the bottle:
On the nose syrup sponge pudding, fruitcake and wool tapestries and the scent of sweet tobacco ; in reduction, Jaffa cakes and dusty marshmallows. The neat palate has Madeira cake and crème caramel; water brings ginger, soda bread, and old leather theatre seats.