Thanks to member Waykid for his last sample. I could finally write a full note.
Old oak, salmiak, pool water, leather and faint tropical fruit. Very unusual for a Spey whisky. Faintly sweet, as if the mentioned fruit were quite ripe. The nose is detailed, classy and vivid. With water it sadly does not get better, rather it just becomes a bit messy and muted.
Neat the body is too thin but the taste is great with a good balance of oak and liquorice, and something metallic in the tail. Water muddles it up. The body becomes more firm but the chiseled detail present neat is lost.
Caskwood and taffy.