Soft, rich and creamy, the nose displayed buttery toffee with Brazil nuts and Macadamias, plums, marmalade on toast, liquorice, treacle pudding and rum and raisin ice cream. The unreduced palate was massive, intense and vibrant with plentiful heat, treacle toffee, orange zest, dates, figs, raisins and plums - quite Christmassy. The reduced nose, conveying chocolate, rum, caramel and molasses (and a tiny trace of struck match) seemed almost Jamaican. It remained full on the palate - we identified dark chocolate truffles dusted in cocoa, candied oranges, treacle, liquorice, and a pleasant, long-lasting ginger and pepper heat. From Tain’s one and only distillery.