Price: £88.55 available here
Colour: a faint golden brown residue
Nose: vanilla, freshly cleaned cotton sheets, Jacobs cream crackers then raspberries and strawberries. White pepper and lemon loaf cake endure.
Taste: this does benefit from water. Punch with more white pepper and then the lemon reappears before giving way to tiramisu with creamy mascarpone cheese, a sprinkling of chocolate and a gentle lashing of coffee.
This tastes like a young whisky and not an 18 year old release, but its already demonstrating some punch and complexity. An interesting and welcome opportunity to try something new.