Nose: Dried fruits, vanilla and toffee up front. With a little water a salty tang appears, with caramelised fruits indicating a depth of flavour. Palate: An initial burst of brine leads onto warming toffee apples and hazelnuts.
This is followed by dates, chocolate orange and spiced tea cake. The mouth-feel is overwhelmingly rich and weighty.
Finish: A trademark Arran finish with cinnamon spices leading back to where the experience began, with a classic island-style salty wave balancing the sweet-fruit of the palate.