Simple drink, but also a lot of sweetness and finish.
The price-performance ratio is quite ok, but you get a little more whisky for the money.
The aromas start out very wine-heavy and the cask was probably only heavily seasoned with PX. But the nutty aromas, the oak and the dark wood harmonize quite well with the distillate here. Lots of sweetness, lots of syrup and lots of - fragrant - mush. Little distillate.
The palate also starts here with a tartaric acidity and sweetness, here too slightly nutty aromas and some oak, some tobacco and wood. Not so much whisky anymore, but with the 12 years and 46 percent drinking strength a pleasant and simple drink. A bit inconsequential, ok for the money, but then I would rather treat myself to a Glendronach 12 or Glengoyne 15.
The mouthfeel is quite sweet and sticky. Pleasant, harmonious and I like the dry wood note in the background. I can still find orange marmalade as a fruit here.