The colour is bright gold with orange flecks and tawny hue. The nose introduces whiffs of sour dough that form a backbone of spiced fruit flavours, mostly apples, raisins and hints of pear drops. Pronounced and sweet nuances with the addition of water. The palate is firm and well rounded, spicy and invigorating, reminiscent of spiced fruit cake with an abundance of raisins, cinnamon and cloves. Sweet woody notes and prominent peat smoke evolve in the mouth to leave a pleasant dry and nutty aftertaste.