Nose – Soft prunes, brown sugar, mince pies.
Palate – Ginger and date loaf, Candied peel.
Nose with water – Raspberry syrup, Greek coffee.
Palate with water – Ginger biscuit, fresh raspberries.
Without water, this whisky dives into all those Christmas clichés of dried fruits and spices that warm a body right through. A slight tartness of candied peel balances the comforting ginger warmth, and only a light touch of sweet marzipan icing.
With water, the nose takes on the character of concentrated raspberries in syrup or icing on an artisanal doughnut, partnered with a rich Greek style coffee. The flavours are still intense and brooding but in a way that will support you through a rainy afternoon.