Nose: Hints of mixed berries, sage, a little mint and caramel. A decidedly fruity, inviting nose with oodles of spice.
Palate: Lavender, Rhubarb and Custard sweets, a hint of aniseed. Rich berries and a little ground mace. Peppery, mouth-filling and incredibly fruity.
Finish: Big, oaky, intense finish with lasting notes of potpourri and sugared peels.
Overall: The cask maturation has brought far more herbal, spicy intensity to this classic cocktail.