The nose flooded us with waves of sweetness – dark chocolate millionaire’s shortbread, light molasses, thick-cut marmalade, spiced fruit cake with plump sultanas and raisins, toffee, barley sugars. Water brought out some leather and nutty aromas (almond, marzipan, walnut, hazelnut) and Nutella crêpes flambéed in Cointreau. The unreduced palate was big but enjoyable – an iron fist in a velvet glove – Green & Black’s Maya Gold (spicy orange chocolate), liquorice, almonds and oak shavings drizzled in maple syrup. With water, the palate had chocolate pralines, Crunchie bars, cane sugar and rose-water – absolutely amazing. The only distillery on this Firth of Clyde island.