Nose: Very intense and spicy. Hints of mixed nuts and dried fig, a little black treacle, molasses and applewood-smoked items. Some sweetness, and just a hint of coal dust. Brandy butter too.
Palate: Very, very sweet. Oily and punchy, with an explosion of notes of candy floss, toffee apples and hints of woodsmoke. Nutmeg and various other sweet spices, 151 proof rum and apple crumble with lashings of melted icecream.
Finish: : A long, intense, sherry-rich finish with just a touch of rancio developing to give it a little truffle-like note. Divine.
Overall: : It pains us to write this, as it’ll certainly go straight to Ben’s head, but this is one of the best things we’ve ever tasted (and not just whisky either, just out of all the things)…