[50.0%・NAS・Bottled in 2016・Official Bottling・Limited Release]
Banana essence and lemon crisp strung together by a buttery shortbread note; just a wee bit of iodine in the background which becomes more prominent as time passes. Some slight traces of ashes and vaporised rubber tyres, but mostly there is a curious presence of bubble gum.
Palate & Finish:
A whole lot of banana cream, fully ripen banana mushed with a splash of maple syrup, lemon jam alongside more bubblegum-y flavours. The earthiness and ashiness are entirely domesticated and only arrive on the scene following the initial burst of can pineapples and fruit jam, with some charcoal barbecue note and a hint of cocoa dust on the side.
Green apples and banana jam, rather short finish
Quirky and fun, a tad artificial perhaps but I have come to realise that may be it actually is the distillery’s identity; I wonder if their stocks will retain some of these interesting qualities once they get older..
P.S. Cheers Mr. Lawrence for lending out the bottle, it’s much appreciated.