Nose: Sweet and warm. Certainly scotchier than the last sample. Sweet cereals and malted barley, almost with a green Irish unmalted barley note in there at first. Sweet honey, brown sugar, and nougat, floral and maybe a bit soapy. Fresh pears, apricots, banana, pineapple, and coconut. Cocoa powder, cardamom, lavender, white tea, and a hint of something more savoury.
Palate: Medium texture with a good amount of heat, definitely cask-strength. Sweet on the arrival: Asian pear, tart apples, coconut, kiwi, and starfruit. Rich oak, wood oils, and honeycomb in the middle, with yellow plums, mandarin orange and apples. Caramel apples, barley sugar, toasted applewood planks, and dark chocolate. A bit earthy on the back end.
Finish: Robust. More rich oak and pears. Apple cider, black coffee, After Eights, roasted barley, and clove.