Colour: 'one ring to bind them all'
Flavour: Spicy & sweet
The nose offered juicy fruits (green apples, pineapple,
vanilla, orange) framed in wood – walnut shells, hazelnuts, shelf of leather
books; one panellist said ‘dunnage warehouses’, another said ‘church pulpits’ –
would combining the two result in drams instead of psalms? J. The palate was
big and tasty, with woody, adult sweetness – buttered gingerbread, marrons
glacés, Snickers, vanilla, honey, orange creams and chewed pencils. Fruitier
with water, the nose had apple pie, wedding cake, pineapple cubes and bags of
jelly babies, while the palate found watermelon, coconut, crystallised ginger
and perhaps even Elven Lembas. Whisky from the far south of Middle Earth.
Drinking Tip: A winter evening, by the fire, reading Tolkein