Lemon drizzle cake, dried pineapple cubes and waxiness on the nose give way to fresh ginger, gorseflowers and wood glue. Tasted neat, there was a spicy pepper heat and the waxy notes. The taste also offered peaches, vanilla pods and an apricot cake. Adding water led to notes of vanilla ice cream and toffee sauce, lemon sorbet, spicedapple tea and an indulgent orange spiced soap! The taste was warming and exotic introducing Turkish delight, old fashioned perfume (lavender) and a hint of ras Moroccan spices. This cask comes from the Brora distillery, whose name means ‘sloped garden’.