The nose combined fruity notes (pears in syrup, lychees, red apple, lemon) with real honeycomb (including beeswax) scented candles and fresh linen; all underlined with wood impressions (balsa, polished oak furniture, cinnamon). The palate was juicy and tasty – an attractive, ‘wow factor’ burst of exotic fruit flavours (watermelon, mango) with some hay and a pleasant, mouth-coating, waxy texture. The reduced nose delivered refreshers, sherbet lemons, orange blossom, gooseberry, trail mix and mint – a very summery dram sniffer’s delight. The palate – citric, sweet, buttery, flying saucers – had us doffing our hats respectfully. The distillery was built by the Marquess of Stafford.