Give it some time to open up and you’re rewarded with sherry fruits, raisins and sultanas all sitting in their own smoky pit. A little costal nature has crept in from somewhere. Sandalwood, nutmeg, spices and ginger are all there supporting it nicely.
Ever so slightly thin on the palate considering what the nose promises, but it’s smooth and sweet with gently spiced baked apples, it’s very pleasant indeed. Hints of peat smoke.
Medium long finish with a slightly tingly on the way down and warming on the chest, nice and interesting finish with spices and hints of smoke.
A more full time autumnal dram that’s still light enough as an early evening dram.
Celebrated through this release, King Harald was famed for his army, which was revered across the world at that time.