I was really keen to taste this after hearing a glowing review from a close whisky loving pal and it intrigued me. The nose was overwhelming honey but when you get above that it reminded me of butterscotch Angel Delight and dark coffee
The neat palette has an edge with an intense hit of treacle which mellows to Lyons syrup and then the overwhelming sweetness of honey. When you add water the whole palette mellows as you’d expect and you then appreciate notes of butterscotch toffee and a suggestion of a light marzipan. The more you sample the deeper you get with the flavour range.
The finish isn’t particularly long or memorable but sufficient to know you’ve sampled a good dram. It isn’t massively memorable but makes you inquisitive about what this distillery can offer
In summary this is a pleasant enough dram, especially for a 12 year old, but not enough to shout from the rooftops in my opinion