So far, a little disappointing. Travel retail job. I prefer the complexity of the straight 12yr old. This one feels a tad young - even though some of my favourite whiskies this year have been 5 yrs old or less.
Daytime open air tasting - senses always sharper. A 'tight' whisky - wearing a dense overcoat of damp wood - which for me is hiding any peat smoke. I really had to work hard to unpick this one. needs water but the unlocking effect is subtle. Nose is sweet for sure, there's signature Bunny notes, slight not unpleasant rubber bands. Malty cereal notes, old fruitiness - like cider brandy? Suggestions of apricot - dried and wrapped in rubber bands and burried in leaf humous - hints of sherry, a touch of pear, dark sugar (but also syruppy) a touch of honey - lots of honey. Very (very) ephemeral oak and a drop of carbolic at the very end.