Nose:Chocolate and some nutmeg off the bat before the smoke develops, balanced by dried apricot, plum and, increasingly, zesty orange too.
Palate:Plump dried fruits are complimented by vanilla, dried apple and waves of smoke and wood spice.
Finish:Liquorice and more fruit too, plus a return of some chocolatey notes.
Overall:More pronounced smoke than you’d find in a regular Highland Park, as you’d expected, but it never threatens to dominate proceedings – this is no chimney of a dram, far from it. The smoke is always balanced.