Colour: Burnished copper
Flavour: Old & dignified
Something quite Christmassy gift-wrapped the nose – oranges,
mixed peel, Brazils, pecan pie, floral perfumes, varnished wood and pine trees.
Water introduced dark chocolate, toffee, fudge, and coconut, with hints of
spice. The palate had unexpected medicinal impact (cough syrup, Lockets) and a
broomstick whoosh of impressive dark sweetness that could have come from a
cauldron (molasses on wood, dark honey, thick-cut, sticky marmalade, treacle
scones, cinder toffee, cola bottle sweets). In reduction, caramelized sugar and
sweet coffee dregs maintained the sweetness while the medicinal aspect now
encompassed throat lozenge heat and suggestions of menthol. From column stills
in the Gorbals.
Drinking Tip: A conversation piece - something different and