Let's dig into a not-oft seen distillery in my area (Canada), and a big powerhouse of the Chivas stable.
Hmm fruity, green apple/pear fruits and a touch of roasted nuts. The bottle says almonds and I'm inclined to agree, something else in there like maybe tangerine peel or star ainse. Vanilla and clove with a touch of cask char or wood smoke maybe too.
Laid back. It's an oily start, but a thin follow up. Vanilla and chalk meet pear drops and apple skins. There's a touch more citrus that comes out, again more pith than citrus and a touch of dried hay. It's light and easy drinking, although I do recall more char notes to it...
This is the let down, it's sort of medium but ends shortly. I wish there was a bit more to it ABV-wise. That being said, there's a bunch of vaniall and oak spice with a lovely twist of peppery/sharp herbs.. I agree with peatbogger a drop or two of water really helps open it up.