Nose: opens with a nose of sweet honey, juicy citrus fruits and rich barley. The grains really play a background role, but they allow the bolder flavours to jump out.
Candied orange peel, lemons and grapefruits add a nice tang, with a zesty liveliness. They are joined by chocolate and candyfloss, adding a lovely saccharine sweetness.
Palate: spicier, with white pepper, cinnamon and star of anise coming out. These go perfectly with the citrus fruits and the chocolate. The spice is warming and gives the fruits a lovely edge.
Malted grains and oak wood add a depth to the dram, with a lovely elegant orchard note. These really allow the sweeter notes to develop and stop them from overwhelming the palate.
Finish: The finish is big and bold, with oranges and chocolate abounding.