Old-school, clean, and fruity notes with the classic speyside peat-smoke in the background. Lot of vanilla, orange peels, old leathery notes.
Without water the nose is hard to approach but with a few drop of water - or a smaller teaspoon of it - opens it up beautifully. The orangey, citrusy notes get stronger meanwhile the smoke is got more gentle and approachable. Some malty, yeasty notes comes up as well.
The finish is moderately long with beautiful dry oakiness with citruses.
With a few more drops of water the spirit start to develope some haze/cloud.