Nose: light smoke (real smoke as from the smokehouse), vanilla, some caramel, toast bread, the fruity note is discreet and has something of canned Mirabellen, with time, the smoke goes back further and the fruit turns into ripe pear You get used to the smoke quickly and it flashes only occasionally - is now really fruity and honey-sweet with a nice dustiness and spice that waits in the background and is sure to strike in the mouth full.
Taste: Strong, malted meal with honey poured over a herb bed, really nice dry (but not directly spicy), some apricot and then on the finish much wood and wild herbs. Bitter and medium I would designate the departure.
The nose is still very promising without being completely convincing. In the mouth and finish the whisky falls but right off to mediocrity. For the issue price all right but not worth the hype.
Notes from a blind tasting.