This is a bold 3 Year Old Australian whisky - perfect now the nights are getting a bit cooler. A wood fire inside and snow outside is required to enjoy it more.
Nose: Spices – cloves and nutmeg, oak, dried grass, rum'n-raisin ice cream, caramel, apricot jam, gooseberry pie, damp (coniferous) forest floor and pine cones; adding water brings out truffles over vanilla ice cream
Palate: some warmth, just enough to know your drinking at 46%; spices again with a subtle pleasant toffee sweetness; chilli chocolate; becomes creamy with a hint of eucalyptus when water added.
Finish: Burnt toffee brittle on the finish before cough sweets, honey and a lingering spice finish with more cinnamon and cloves
Balance: swings like a pendulum to start with, but finishes nicely in the middle.