The nose started off a bit delicate and almost flowery in a perfume kind of way, but given time, paid off quite nicely, opening up to get both richer and sharper.
The palate gave me more or less what I would want from a decent American whiskey, (with a nice nostalgia bonus) and the tail wrapped it all up together with some unexpected minerality over and enjoyably extended period.
It was different, but not discordant and that works for me.
Slightly floral edge to the bourbonesque staples of vanilla, toasted sugar caramel and malted grain, as well as some rich pistachio butter and pine timber.
Vanilla cream, apricot marmalade Danish, the cherry brandy we stole from the adults while Christmas carolling in the mid 90s, allspice and generous kick of white pepper.
Chewy toffee, nutmeg, a little menthol tending towards pine. Buttered soda bread. Pepper spice is more of a warm hum now and seems in no hurry to leave.