Lemon and sweet cucumber on the nose, reminded the Tour-guide of Hendrick’s gin cocktails, while someone else identified mud and leather, suggestive of a rugby club changing room; sweet notes of Demerara, barley sugar and honey developed all the while. Leather and wood impressions on the palate mingled with mint and violets, light toffee, syrup and coffee creams. In reduction, the nose had chocolate and crème caramel, baked apple with brown sugar and raisins plus an intimation of matchboxes. The palate, with orange, fig, tobacco and beeswax was surprisingly light and joyous. From the earliest Dufftown distillery to be licensed.