Colour: Golden syrup
Flavour Profile: Young & spritely
The nose had sweetness (butterscotch, honey, syrup) but that was held fast by a barrel stave prison of woody, spicy aromas – clove, hot cross buns, glossy magazines, charred and toasted oak and vanilla. It seemed creamier and more perfumed with water – beeswax, linseed oil, hazelnut and Yankee candles. The palate had a youthful vigour involving gooseberry, pea-pods, green olives, grass, greenhouses and glue – but also carried silky textures, marshmallow and toffee bonbon sweetness and interesting citrus. In reduction, we tasted apple skins, cream soda and pot-pourri – light but pleasantly refreshing stuff to delight Captain Haddock (Tintin) whose favourite dram this is.
Drinking Tip: Fairly easy-drinking, anytime whisky – but would go well with Tintin comics or movies