Nose – Orange blossom, peanut brittle and green malt.
Palate – Walnut banana muffin, milky porridge with brown sugar.
Nose with water – Pear drops, marzipan, tattie scone.
Palate with water – Dried apple and plantain chips.
The nose is a confusion of malty notes and floral perfumes, with wafts of a sweet nuttiness. These aromas are still skittish, not having settled down with each other yet. On the palate, this spirit still tastes new, but is not overly aggressive. Instead, it’s comforting, like a warm bowl of oats and milk dusted with dark sugar.
With water, the nose is classic pear-drop whisky esters, and a denser note like a floury potato scone. The palate after water is short, and the sweetness is subtle and without acidity, like dried apple instead of fresh, or plantain instead of banana.