I'm afraid this whisky need some water, and more air. But let's sniff it neat first. A faint hint of red berry floating above a bed of slab sugar, neither was prominent. With time, there's mint, lime zest and ground nutmeg, with buttered white bread at the back. All good and solid, and gave a calm, soothing feeling. Let it breathed longer, there came dried apricot, dried mango...
Water revealed more pencil shave, wood and old books.
Only a strong sniff would uncover the beautiful flowery aroma underneath.
Neat: one could feel the strength of the ABV but it's pleasantly not astringent. Nimm2 candy spoke out loud, coupled with semi-dried, moist dark fruits. Quite good a combination. When these're finished, there came caramel and flake of heavily toasted bread.
With water: rounder, the dark fruits disappeared, but sweeten lime juice appeared, somehow spoiled by the oaky bitterness. Nice but not intriguing overall.
The finish was long, and was a combination of dark roasted coffee and petal infused water.