The initial nose is of scorched brown sugar, fresh coffee beans, rum and raisin ice cream and a burnt walnut loaf dipped into a balsamic vinegar bread dip. It is big, almost mouth numbing, on the palate neat. Sweet and bitter notes of chocolate with 80% cocoa content, cardamom biscuits and a slightly sulphury note like burnt tablet. With water, aromas of leather and wood polish appear as well as caramel sauce, coffee cake and a breeze of salty air! - from a distillery in the heart of Speyside next to a cemetery. The taste is of freshly brewed nut flavoured coffee and a chocolate-coated wafer bar.