Nose: Wonderfully aromatic nose with an incredibly intense Eastern spice note. Notes of royal jelly, lavender and elderberries too, and perhaps just a hint of kola. After some time in the glass it gives up just the faintest wisp of something vaguely medicinal – almost like sticking plasters.
Palate: A hint of malt kicks this off with an almost Jenever-style, followed quickly by a perfume-like delivery of acacia blossom and sweet, creamy juniper notes. All very oily and thick. Late palate there is just a dusting of turmeric and sherbet lemon.
Finish: Stem ginger in syrup builds on the finish, providing a beautiful warmth alongside candied lemon peel. Sparkling… And just a faint suggestion of saffron.