An explosion in a spice factory. A swathe of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, followed by boozy sultanas and hot-cross-bun dough, then a clean note of barley and honeyed fruit. Palate:
If you’re feeling brave, you can try this neat, but a drop of water would be sensible – do so, and you’re rewarded with rich, spicy fruit cake, balanced by earthy liquorice and a backbone of classy oak. Finish:
The boozy fruit and rich spices fight it out.