Close your eyes, inhale... and imagine you’re standing under a tree bursting with ripe apples in the fall – that’s the personality behind this spirit. As you sip, the fruitiness skips across your palate along with a hinting nudge of sweetness. Enjoy this as a digestif after dinner, either neat or over ice. Get crafty and use it instead of vodka in your favorite fruity cocktail, or mix it on the rocks with an artisan ginger ale or cider.">
Appearance: Mahogany and almost oily.
Aroma: Earthy, root-cellar, honeyed apple bouquet (unusually fresh) with lovely complexity. Quite floral, honeysuckle and butterscotch mingling with hints of whiskey, oak, and vanilla.
Taste: Quite crisp, frisky and slightly mid-palate. "Scotchy" and a little nutty rancio with sherry butterscotch and red-apple skin. Spicy and a little feisty.
Finish: Oily with lots of legs. Hangs in on the tongue for ages with a racy back end finish.">
Aging: Six years minimum. In toasted 400 L (88 imperial gallon) oak barrels, 25% of which are new. Bottled when ordered.
Eyes: Golden yellow, slightly coppery.
Nose: Pleasant, fine with good complexity, lightly wooded. Fruit aromas of apple and banana. Floral hints of rose and jasmine. Develops in complexity when smelt again after swirling.
Mouth: Sweet attack, excellently balanced. Fruity hints of ripe apples. Hints of wood.">