Nose: Pot still spices – tannic oak, cinnamon, and nutmeg – are straight out the block before they are tempered by creamy vanilla, rich toffee, and plenty of ripe orchard fruit (green apple and Conference pear). A complex sweetness then builds underneath from muscovado sugar, tropical fruit in syrup, and a touch of oak char.
Palate: More green apple, ginger root, and just a flicker of tablet fudge sweetness, then sugary cereal and a prickle of oak spice before hints of pineapple and mango add another wave of tropical goodness. Charred vanilla oak also returns from the nose to provide the backdrop with a touch of creamy nuttiness.
Finish: An earthy element to the spice appears in the finish among more crisp, ripe, and almost candied fruits and gentle tannins.
Cheers, and enjoy this whiskey!