An alluring, older malt that’s both complex and appealing. Fully mature, yet very much still fragrant and appetising, sweetly fruity and spicy, with good structure.
Rich, deep-gold in colour.
Immediately appetising. Sweet perfume at first, suggesting glacé cherries or talcum powder. Then there's a compote of mixed fruits, with blood oranges, redcurrants and bananas. Water raises a dry, waxy aroma; behind this there's soft brown sugar atop an orange crème brûlée, and still the powdery perfume, edging now towards tangerine.
Medium to rich in body, mouth-coating.
The flavour is sweet, then lightly spicy and dry, with good grip. There are cedar-wood, perfumed notes too and a slight smokiness. With water, flavours of toffee appear, turning to tangerine peel.
Medium length, leaving an attractive, perfumed, smoky-menthol aftertaste.