fruitiness and warming spiciness. Rich and round with a certain level of
complexity. Good stuff to be enjoyed either neat or with a splash of
water on a cold winter's day.
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Fruity start on the nose, but a bit austere rather than sweet with
tangerine skins and dry apricots. Notes of vanilla and butterscotch
arrive complemented by subtle marzipan, soft spice and a whiff of oak.
Rich and powerful. Sweet barley and butterscotch nicely intermingle with
an intensive load of warming spices - pepper, oak, ginger and a touch
of cinnamon. Once the warmth's fading away, delicate notes of toffee and
acacia honey, mixed with orange fruit linger towards the finish.
The finish is long, sweet and creamy with sticky honey and caramel.
Becomes drier on the tail with soft oak and delicate nutty flavours.
WITH WATER: There's more malty sweetness coming through on the nose
with a few drops of water. Delicate fruity notes of apricots and oranges
are accompanied by toffee and butterscotch flavours. The spiciness is a
bit tamed with water bringing more fruit and lovely milk chocolate to
the fore. The finish is medium long, creamy and sticky sweet with honey
and slightly warming oak.