Nose: Huge notes of prunes and apricots, with sour apple drop sweets and barley malt. A tangy, fruity nose with more than a suggestion of almond too. It develops and becomes more and more like a toffee apple, with nutmeg and clove-studded oranges.
Palate: Honey on hot buttered toast, warm cinnamon bagels and apple skins. It becomes more almond-like, almost like chewing on apple pips, and there’s just a dusting of confectioner’s sugar too.
Finish: Tangy and rich, buttery too. Plenty of bourbon too; charred barrels, vanilla, coffee beans…
Overall: Big, fruity and very thick whisky. A lovely winter-warmer!