Colour: Deep amber
Flavour: Old & dignified
This sample, from the most northerly grain distillery, had
the Panel very excited. On the nose neat, beeswax, tangerines, mandarins,
toffee popcorn, rich honey, vanilla, orange oil, eucalyptus, cardamom and
fennel seeds. The taste is sweet and spicy - sugar on caraway bread. Then
turning waxy, like being in a room with children candle dipping and the aroma
of sap and resin from a freshly cut Christmas tree. With water, aromas of
steamed orange pudding, burnt toffee, vanilla cake batter, fluffy American
pancakes with maple syrup and eggs sunny-side-up appear. The taste is velvety
smooth, orange and vanilla oil, cooked chestnuts, nut brittle and cornbread.
Slightly minty with a spicy edge of a Jalapeno pepper in the finish.
Drinking Tip: With a rack of pork spare ribs in the Deep