Nose: raspberries and blackberries with thick forest honey, followed by cherry cake with chocolate sprinkles. After this first impression, there are mild spices, especially nutmeg and very light cinnamon, paired with raisins and removed a little marzipan. Dry oak lingers in the background.
Palate: Strong, sweet and very spicy. First the fruits of the nose again, but thicker and creamier, plum jam with cinnamon, blackberry puree. This is followed by ginger and nutmeg, the cinnamon aroma becomes even stronger and separates itself from the sweet fruits. This is followed by roasted almonds, chocolate and some milk coffee, a touch of mint.
Finish: Long and dry, warming. Cocoa, espresso and spices, plus dried fruits.
Conclusion: surprisingly ripe and complex for its 9 years, I would rather not dilute this whisky. A Glenallachie for cold winter evenings. 86/100 points (2021). I thank frolleinscotch for the sample.