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I was delighted to find the box was sturdy with a quality feel and the bottle was carefully wrapped in waxed paper. A nice touch before the seal on the bottle is broken.
This dram has a rich fruity nose with sweet apples and a hint of vanilla. The sweetness is inviting. Upon pouring the invitation to taste becomes stronger as the pale golden straw coloured liquid fills your glass and your senses.
Upon first sip there is a bite and the sweetness whilst still present is more mellow and not as strong as its first promise. What follows is a fruity wave of apple and a hint of pear. There is a smokey caramel which underlies a spicy peel finishing with oak and hazelnut. The cinnamon and peel flavour with the finish gives it an ever so slightly Christmassy feel.
Overall a very pleasant and satisfying drop which is good value and worth a try.