Aroma: fresh, vanilla malt, overripe pear, wild flowers, blooming acacia, mowed grass, hay, honey, oatmeal, a little chemical notes: soap, perfumery; sweet dough. Small inclusions of spices: cloves, coriander.
Taste: bittersweet, spice attack - cloves, coriander, black pepper, herbal bitter like "Riga balm" mixed with honey, vanilla pastry.
Finish: medium length, again these herbal medicinal motifs mixed with honey, sweet yeast dough, pleasant, warming.
The result: very peculiar and with its zest of whisky, not devoid of individuality. The aroma is a little inconsistent with the taste and finish, but it is very good, and even a hint of soap is not annoying at all. There is a bit of grassy bitterness in the taste and finish, but here it’s already an amateur; someone cannot take a grip on Riga Balsam, I don’t feel like that ...
In general, a very worthy 12, somehow even offhand, and I don’t remember that from the conditionally "continental" Scotland (Spey, Highland, Lowland) base 10-12 years old, aged a full term in Bourbon, more interesting than this Dyston ..., except Paltney 12