Nose: Endlessly dark and wintery. Espresso and dark bitter chocolate make a powerful first impression, alongside notes of tart blackberry and gooseberries. Rich spices appear as the whisky wakes up: cloves and nutmeg with some candied orange sweetness balancing a slight astringency.
Color: Deep Amber.
Flavor: More citrus notes, especially cloves in oranges, appear alongside the darker sherried fruits, and heavy Christmas spices weigh down the already robust palate.
Finish: An astounding, long finish that is a journey of flavours in itself. Bitter cocoa nibs, old leather and a leafy green edge lead to tobacco and cigar smoke trailing behind.