Appearance – Straw in colour, with slow running thin legs.
Nose – There’s so much going on here. It’s a little fizzy on the nose, and the initial aromas are Royal icing, candied lemon rind, pineapple cubes, apricot jam, and white grapes. Then slowly it starts to develop with fudge, toffee, golden syrup, a slight dunnage/earthy note, and finishing with digestive biscuits and red berries. After going back to the glass once it had dried, I got a light tobacco leaf note.
Palate – ooh nice, Jamaican ginger cake starts it off, followed by fudge, toffee, demerara sugar, golden syrup, it also has a slight note of hops, we have white pepper spice, pontefract cakes and lastly a red wine sweetness, and no drying.
My thoughts – When I found out that a drop of this whisky was coming my way, I really didn’t know what to expect, and it’s turned out to be one of the most flavourful whiskies I’ve yet tried, I can see why it sold out so quickly. Roll on Batch 2, and definitely a distillery worth keeping an eye on.
Would I buy a bottle? Yes, if i could get my hands on a bottle, they sold out very quickly.