The nose was perfumed – “Heady, in a light way” someone said, with subtle hints of spring flowers, tarragon, strawberry, vanilla, coconut and lemon; also cereal notes (cornflake boxes, fruit ‘n fibre with yoghurt). The unreduced palate was scrumptiously sweet and creamy but slight citric bitterness and white pepper reminded the Whisky-manager of hot toddy. Thereduced nose found spicy sweets, cardboard and marzipan and much later, Germolene. The reduced palate suggested the sweet chalkiness of Berwick Cockles or lemon bonbons and we suspected cinnamon or aniseed in the finish. The distillery is near a place famous for its book festival.