Diageo Special Releases 2017
3,000 bottles only
Nose: A touch of menthol and eucalyptus to start. Then there’s a real maritime edge, with wet sand and sea soaked leaves, followed by a waxy, creamy sweetness – butterscotch, waxed paper, marzipan, almonds, apricots, dusty lemons, and charred buttered crumpets. Some hessian sacks and an old tobacco pouch give more depth.
Palate: A minty start once again, before the fruit kicks in – mango, papaya, and apricot. Then there’s some vanilla candles, chewy raisins and sweet sultanas along with orange oils and some sweet leather. Some dry woodsmoke gradually builds.
Finish: Sweet, earthy smoke with waxed cricket bats.