The first thing that hits you is the caramel, lots of caramel. Something I have never found in a whisky before and thats sour milk, or should I say milk that is just on the turn. Dates, raisins and prunes.
Stewed vegetables, cinnamon and just a hint of sulphur.
You would think all of this combined would be unpleasant, but it's not, it's actually ok.
The caramel is also quite dominant on the taste but for 40% it has a lot more bite than others I have tasted.
When I am working on my allotment I often pick some lemon balm leaves to chew on and it is definitely present here.
Then there are the spices, too much for me and I think it dulls it considerably.
A short to medium finish. Those spices do quiet down and then fade. There is just a hint of liquorice on the death.