Nose: Quite light, with hay and milled grain joined by poached green apple, slightly sweetened cream and freshly cut grass. As it sits in the glass the grassy notes come to dominate, suggesting summer meadows.
Palate: Very 'green', with lots of grass, new ferns and evergreen leaves. Quite hot at full strength, with underlying aniseed ball sweetness and spice. Water reveals a gentle sweetness, with light toffee notes, but does not remove all of the spice, leaving a cinnamon tingle.
Finish: A warming spiciness with digestive biscuits, sappy pine and a touch of dark chocolate.