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Seems an appropriate time to back-track to where the malt addiction started.
To smell; that trademark Highland Park sweet heather honey, nestled behind is a gorgeous light smoke. Water adds some grassy and flowery elements, leaves the honey unhindered, but alters the smoke to something akin to a cap-gun-like dirty smoke.
To taste; smokier than the nose suggests; a short buttery honey delivery, at 40%ABV it’s a little soft, but could have been worse really. A little orange/lemon tang develops before it all trails off in a pleasant manner.
In the end, water probably wasn’t necessary... For $67AUD a bottle round these parts and widely available, I think you would struggle to find a better value single malt. An 80 pointer if I ever saw one.