A batch of seven hogsheads from Mannochmore distillery was used to create this single malt, distilled in 2009 and aged for more than 11 years. Loaded with a generous showing of fresh, zingy and delectable flavours – a lip- smacking treat of a dram.
Nose: An immediate hit of lime-and-dill pickle and the sweetly intense aroma of hay bales, stacked in a field on a summer’s day. Oodles of spiced apple sauce dolloped on pork rind. Bread-and-butter pudding mingles with sharp fruit jellies.
Palate: Damson-plum jam, heaped on hot toast, is followed up quickly by boiled pear drops, shaken in a paper bag with powdered-sugar bonbons. Toasted cardamom pods and calvados-laced custard add to the feast of flavours.
Finish: Deliciously refreshing – sparkling elderflower cider mingles with burnt brioche buns, sprinkled with chopped pistachios. A tiny prickle of white pepper rests on.