Nose: Candied orange peel, marzipan, milk chocolate, subtle sherry notes and hazelnuts. With water the malt becomes more apparent as does the usual Bushmills fruitiness with banana & melon, the orange lingers in the background.
Palate: A nice mouthfeel, quite oily, raisins, baking spices, some alcohol heat, tinned pineapple, marzipan and milk chocolate. Water reduces the bite but means the flavours weaken too becoming less distinct and take longer to develop.
Finish: medium, quite dry with the back of the throat warmed with the baking spice, sherry nuttiness and oak.