The nose was intense; we discovered cherry lips, toffee, chocolate and maple flapjacks, plus orange peel, polished oak and resin. The palate seemed very concentrated, `crying out for water` said the Whisky-scientist. Flavours were sweet (pancakes with Nutella, pecan pie) and spicy (aniseed, caraway) with coconut in curry in between. The reduced nose, with Cointreau, flowers and mint, had a Spice Girls feel to it - an assemblage of complimentary components, singing in saccharine harmony. The same was true of the taste - `a nice body in a nice dress`, full of flavour but not particularly complex. The distillery is near Tain.