40,0 % Vol.
Rich gold with a hint of amber.
The nose has a lovely mix of sweet and soft smoky aromas. The sweetness manifests itself in the form of caramel, brown sugar, malty cereals, honey, vanilla and sultanas. The soft smokiness is never far away and has a delicate and earthy, almost moss-like, feel to it. There is also lovely notes of bitter orange zest and cinnamon bark present.
On the palate, this feels creamy and soft, and again has the definitive sweet and smoky elements in good quantities. The sweetness is initially very honey-like and is soon joined by some prominent malty cereal, grainy notes and the good combination of elements from the nose, particularly the caramel, dried fruits (especially those juicy sultanas again) and the bittersweet orange. This tends towards 'spiced orange' as the cinnamon note seems to increase with time. The smokiness seems a little more savoury than on the nose and has hints of the earthiness, but also some leather and tobacco leaf.
The finish is also very soft with sweet honey and cereal notes combining beautifully with the smokier, richer notes. Again the smokiness is gentle but of a savoury nature. There are also good pinches of cinnamon and nutmeg spice, plus a hint of salt.