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As soon as I put my nose up to this bottle, I had a good feeling about it. This is definitely my style of whisky. The aroma makes me think of sawdust, peeled apples, and spearmint. It is full yet delicate, light, summery. Very attractive.
The whisky has a silky, honied mouthfeel. Soft fruit and firm oak unfold on the tongue. The flavour finds an ideal balance, being neither too bitter or sweet. There is just a slight suggestion of florals, and bubblegum mid-palate. It reminds me somewhat of a lighter, less sherried Aberlour.
The flavour builds on light spices before introducing traces of smoke toward the finish, which lingers pleasantly and rounds out the flavours. Overall I am very pleased with this malt. It pushes all the right buttons and pleases the senses from the first sniff to the last swallow. It is not an in-your-face whisky but neither is it overly subtle.