Nose: Oak, bubblegum, apricot, moving onto vanilla, butterscotch, still quite fruity. After adding a drop of water there’s kirsch and, yep, runny honey. Red and black cherries develop alongside a hint of red chilli and, increasingly, red rope liquorice.
Palate: Pepper and more bubblegum, white orchard fruit notes and blueberry, hint of cookie dough.
Finish: More sweeties, a little spicy caramel and the cracked outsides of Smarties (but not the chocolate bit - that's to be found in the Triple Grain!), fruitiness lingers too.
Overall: A unique and tasty young English single malt whisky.