Nose: Flower nectar, a touch of the nearby fruit meadow blows over, the smell of slightly fermented sweet pear fruits lies in the air, vanilla and malt sweetness, old slightly wet weathered wood. Slightly acidic and a hint of smoky muff but not disturbing. With time in the glass, the malty sweetness and the honey becomes clearer.
Taste / Departure: Edged starting, a lot of wood, dark honey, pear in the liquor, dried herbs and then only oak. The finish is medium long with neat wood - slightly smoky (really bitter and really as if you had bitten into a charred board), spicy honey softens that a bit and a pinch of black pepper comes at the very back. At the second sip it becomes creamier and one gets used to the wood milder and sweeter, even on the finish comes some Turkish honey and thyme added. The oak, of course, remains violent.
Beautiful "Old School" whisky that comes very solid therefore - for people the oak like a dream drop at the price.