Nose: Sweet, spicy nose full of dried fruits: dates, figs, sultanas... This is an enticing, inviting whisky with plenty of creamy vanilla coming through form those bourbon barrels. Winter spice adds depth, and melds beautifully with notes of dried orange and rich honey.
Palate: Gentle palate entry which builds into a crescendo of dried spices, honey and fruitcake. There’s toasted, buttered fruit loaf, plums, hints of brandy and Chai Tea.
Finish: Long, spicy, mouth-filling finish. It fades away on cooked fruit and oak...
Overall: So much complexity that belies its low alcoholic strength – this is a fabulous whisky.