The first holiday whiskey from the whiskey hoard smells of nuts, almonds and marzipan. There's a bit of stickiness left over from the bourbon maturation, but I'll say it kindly: corn syrup...because it's not really sticky. But it will be sweet, says the nose. Very cute.
On the palate, the dram is really spicy at first, going sweet and peppery at the same time, followed by violets and liquorice. Cool.
In the medium-long finish there are mainly liquorice and floral notes.
But now I want to know what that is. I was sort of at Bowmore. But so little smoke?