Jowie says on March 25, 2018
The nose is vibrantly complex. At first it just alludes to sweet and salty flavors but after sitting for a while a myriad of other scents come through: plums, apples, pears, salty sea air, vanilla, and citrus (after adding water). The palate is very nice but the nose doesn't transfer entirely; apples, sherry, salt, spice, and vanilla stand out. Adding water dilutes the sweetness from the apples and makes it almost malty. The finish is smooth, slightly salty and somewhat spicy. An excellent whisky with a salty maritime quality throughout. Intense nose and great price for a 21 year, a step up from the 17, but better value with the 12 year old offering.
plums, apples, pears, salty sea air, vanilla
sherry, salt, apples, and vanilla
salty, slightly spicy, dry