Nose: neat: first thing I have to say is that when you pour and leave it for a while, it emanates meters away with a great aroma. Powerful fragance! Now, on the nose, fruity sweetness, honey, wood aroma, there's some saltiness to it as well. with water: adds a little mint to the profile, but you need a good 5 min with the glass sitting for it to come up.
Taste: neat: definitely salty, peppery, ginger, sweet but much less than on the nose. Also some earthiness to it. Very drinkable neat. with water: slight more sweetness and less of the spices, some sourness which is hard to pinpoint but probably comes from the wood overtones.
Finish: neat: medium and a little dry, with a sicy/peppery tingle. with water: no change, just probably slightly shorter (and I added just a few drops)
Comments: I really like this whisky. It says in the back label it's been aged in ex Jim Bean barrels and then finished in ex Buffalo Trace barrels. The wood influence is obvious but the spirit holds its own. Very balanced, alcohol well integrated, it's not a superstar but it is a pleasure to drink.
MY SCORE: Highly Recommended