Clean, fresh and simple on the nose, with saddle soap and leather polish to start, then dentists’ mouthwash, pine needles and tonic water, with ‘Daim Bar’ (praline covered with chocolate) after a while. Not as sweet a taste as expected; cooling mint and liquorice; slightly salty, but with chocolate in the aftertaste. The cooling effect becomes more pronounced with water – minty and mentholated (‘Hoola-Hoola Ice Powder’, for those who have been to Thailand); caramel, tobacco and nasturtiums. Now much sweeter to taste, though still lightly mouth-cooling, with dark chocolate in the finish. The distillery, built in the 1950s, was designed by a Past President of the Royal Academy.