Nose: Yes, violets and lavender - Grandma's closet and mothballs. Did I let the name influence me? Without announcing what it is, the glass is handed to the better half: "Uhh, what's that? Cheap perfume, mothballs".
With a little time in the glass herbs - sage, thyme. Bowmore smoke often has something "perfumed" for me, which I also find here, with a sweetish floral note. I find some eucalyptus, incense sticks, some liquorice (Dutch). Damp linen. At first I don't notice anything clear in my nose from the cognac barrel.
First of all, the first few seconds in the mouth are dominant violets, lavender. With a little time in the mouth, there is a subtle ash note. Some thyme, some acacia honey. Lavender candy, and that remains the dominant aroma.
Lavender and violets. subtle wood tones. light incense and ash notes.
Conclusion: For me this is an aroma that does not belong in a whisky in terms of intensity and which I therefore see as a false note. It is not undrinkable, but there is no pleasure either. The alcohol is well integrated, the oak is not too dominant, that would be positive points that I would mention.