A beautifully composed and savoury dram from this new, internationally
active independent bottler. Rich, elegant, lovely complex and
well-balanced. The sweetness and fruity character of the port pipe
blends quite well with the intriguing warm oak spices and pleasant
alcoholic bite. Very sweet and quaffable with an increased fruitiness
and slightly tamed spiciness when diluted. A perfect choice after a good
I thank Michel Reick from Scotch Universe for the sample!
Sweet and fruity on the nose with red berries, subtle plums and
cherries. Becomes sticky fruit compote with time. Behind that fruity
curtain lingering spicy notes of cinnamon, oak and tobacco leaves
arrive. The alcohol is present but not pungent.
Bold and intense on the palate with a lovely sweet fruitiness of red
berries, brambles, dark cherries and plums. This creamy and thick fruit
jam is accompanied by a nicely warming spiciness of oak, pepper, and
cinnamon. Delicate wine aroma with a prickling alcoholic bite. Very
The finish is long, warm and creamy with sticky fruit jam, cinnamon and
spiced oak. Becomes slightly bitter on the tail with notes of grape
With water: On the nose, the fruitiness is
significantly enhanced with a few drops of water, bringing more fresh
red berries to the fore. Very fruity and sweet on the palate. Nicely
balanced with cinnamon, pepper and prickling oak spice. The finish is a
bit shorter, creamy sweet and soft with red fruits, honey and oak.