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The Handlebar: Historically worn with pride on the top lips of some of the greatest and most legendary members of the armed forces, the Handlebar, is a particularly thick upper lip covering, with protruding graspable extremities, usually waxed to perfection. When on a recent exchange posting, a respected and superbly moustached RAF Lieutenant clashed with the US Air Force rulebook, which forbids such impressive growth to adorn the lips of their officers. Fortunately, common sense prevailed and the classic British ‘stiff upper lip’ ruled the day.
The nose offers strong honeyed aromas, beautiful traces of grassy heather and wonderfully thick malt with shades of coastal air. The palate is like a mouthful of warm, heather honey. Buttery toffee and juicy barley coerce one another into a warming finale of spicy butterscotch, with honey and butter melting into a slice of granary toast.