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The nose is gently fruity and sweet - almost like a lighter version of a fruity christmas cake. Just a tingle of spices at the end.
The taste opens with fruity, cakey sweetness and expands with some smoke and a spicy tingle on the tongue that seems to moisten rather than dry. Fairly simple but pleasant. Easy to drink.
The finish is pleasant, sweet and decently smoky. The spice tingles for a decent long time.
This was smokier than I thought it would be, and is a decent dram, but doesn't really knock your socks off. That said, this might be a decent malt to introduce smoky flavours to people who have only had sweet and creamy speysides, sort of a half-way step between the speysides and the Highland Park 12 or the Talisker 10, as they can be a step too far for some.
Like I said, a decent malt, but not something I'll come back to very often.