Unfortunately, this bottle was sulphured before arriving at my trusted shop (thanks G&M). Well, on with the notes: clover honey, heather, canteloupe, pineapple, starfruit, mild peat-- leaning towards the iodine spectrum. French chocolate mousse, old leather stirrups. Lovely notes...but there is an acrid harshness apart from the sulphur, and a little too much heat for the 43% abv. Wintergreen emerges over time.
(Entry) Heather plays queen, and is royally insistent on making an early show, tropical fruits try nudging their way on stage, but barely make it.
(Middle) Wintergreen develops over time, and rushes ahead of the chocolate-- (which eventually catches up) to achieve a decent harmony. Don't expect the wintergreen early, it takes two to three months after the bottle has been opened-- with regular visits (proportionate to finishing a bottle in about seventy-five days). The chocolate develops about a month before that. This is a gripey whisky...beautiful potential, but very particular; having a mind of its own.
Finally the iodine dominant peat smoke; with a nice bit of sea salt, gently counterbalances the tropical fruits...a fairly attractive finish. The wintergreen meets up with the rest, as chocolate trails behind-- eventually catching up for a nice reunion. For the most part, the progression of flavours puts on an amiable show, but everything is noticeably out of phase-- the timing is off much like that of young performers in a kindergarten play. It's not Carnagie Hall, but I enjoyed the production.