The nose gave us happy, homey feelings – ‘like a hug from my mum’ said the Malt-meister; mellifluous sweetness of maple syrup, marzipan and heather honey – but also marmalade on toast, jaffa cakes, leather and polished wood. The palate impressed with its chewy textures, aniseed, tobacco and coconut depth – plus its minty fresh liveliness, like mint choc-chip ice-cream. The reduced nose suggested a wooden box containing rolling tobacco, Coco Pops, After Eight mints and menthol cigarettes. The reduced palate – light leather, tobacco, Arm and Hammer toothpaste and orange zest. A time-stopping dram from the Elgin distillery that was once a brewery.