Colour: yellow gold
The nose is certainly maritime. It's not smokey, but some elements from the coastal heritage of the distillery are there: brine, kelp, even some fish. Next, there is some almond, vanilla, barley sugar, ginger bread, and cooling mint. It's a style that is rarely present in the whisky landscape, and it fills this gap with dignity as far as the nose is concerned.
Now it's fresher and fruitier, having lost most (if not all of) the coastal element. There is yellow fruit (peach) and white fruit (apple), plus some citrus (lemon). Further, the wood has delivered vanilla, but also dry nutmeg and ginger. At the end, there may be a pinch of salt.
Rather dry and woody, with a salty tang. There is plain wood, a lot of ginger and nutmeg, a hint of tinned peach, and brine and kelp.