Saturday 2nd December found me opening the door to find the 8 year old – 40% vol.
This has a very fresh spirity nose on it, lots of barley to start with. There is definitely a hint of straw. Caramel and a definite freshness, pastry comes to the fore and some apple too.
The palate is smooth and slightly thin but it is okay. There is honey and fruit and it is quite refreshing – if that makes sense? And the apple pastry flavours are there too, ever so delicate spices meet some chocolate. A nice finish on this, yet I still wish there was just a little more to it. However the touch of oak at the end is nice.