Nose: Woodily spiced custard (nutmeg and cinnamon), apple crumble, white pepper, rich caramel, rhubarb and custard sweets, gummi sweets (red ones), sandalwood, damp green leaves, hints of sour wood, and the traditional Glenmorangie honeyed sweetness.
Palate: Soft and oily mouth feel, big vanilla, hot spices and lashings of good wood – sweet toasted oak, deeply flavoured dark wood and fragrant freshly sawn boards. Underneath the wood there’s sharp green apple, as well as some tropical fruit and some boiled sweet sweetness.
Finish: Vanilla cream and woody spice, especially a lingering cinnamon tingle.
Comment: It’s certainly no shrinking violet, with lots of wood as you’d expect. However, it doesn’t go too far and is a very drinkable dram.