Nose: An English country inn in the summer. Hoppy notes that you would expect on a micro-brew ale. Dig deeper to find floral notes from the beer garden.
Palate: Olde fashioned sweet shop, very sharp, a little sour not dissimilar to black wine gums but not quite as strong as a soor plum. Fair enough dram but not a huge depth to it.
Finish: Once again sharp on the finish, winey and a ticklish feather at the back of the throat. Lacking a real punch.
Price: £35, we were left a little flat by this dram with a lack of depth and knowing there was more exciting 12yo on the market.