Nose: Toasty and soft, with lots of sweet malt. Gentle oak, which offers up notes of cinnamon and vanilla.
Palate: Rounded and thick, with vanilla to the fore. This is not unlike a kind of alcoholic custard in fact, with more than a suggestion of apple strudel and stewed rhubarb. In the glass it becomes quite woody, and almost vegetal, with a hint of chamomile tea with honey in it.
Finish: Good length, tangy and spicy, with a little orange zest and some cocoa.
Overall: Spicy and rich, leave it in the glass and it opens up beautifully. Really a very complex whisky indeed.