Nose: Ho! Mulled spices galore! Christmassy aromas of clove studded oranges, cinnamon stick, warming ginger, rich port, nutmeg and fresh orange peel as well with a suggestion of vanilla from the brandy.
Palate: Ho! Quite thick, the palate is led by the very finest fresh orange peel. Ah, the wonders of cold-distillation! Supported wonderfully by those rounded Christmas spices once again.
Finish: Ho! Gorgeous orange peel lingers with allspice and creamy nutmeg before a warming ginger finale!
Overall: I could happily drink this neat all day, but its raison d'être is Christmas-ifying glorious drinks, whether that means Christmas Cocktails (Kir Noël, anyone?) or making the perfect Mulled Wine.