Early aromas of polish, varnish and glue faded, replaced by homely, welcoming smells of pastry tarts, shortbread and brioche, with abundant sweetness (ice-cream, marzipan, Caramac, spun sugar, honeycomb) – long maturation declaring itself through hessian, pepper, sauna wood, liquorice and humbugs. The palate was fruity, sweet and spicy (fruit cake, buttery Peshawari naan, rhubarb crumble, vanilla, poached pears, clove, Brazil nuts). The reduced nose found lemon sponge, stem ginger in syrup and gardens after rain. The palate became more delicate – lemon and camomile tea and cherry Bakewell with the light bitterness of apricot stones and willow. The distillery produces 5.5million litres.