N: Lemon, olive oil (really), organic, zesty. P: This is f**king awesome. [Would love to see that quoted on a shelf talker] Super exotic and powerful spice, then purple fruits and caramel candies (like Werther's Original). F: Resinous and nutty, hazelnut. Yeah, that's a winner.
Wow, the nose! Mulling spices and salty matzoh ball soup. I've been smelling that in a couple other whiskies lately, and I have no idea why... sort of that smell of brine-y chicken stock.
Palate is delicious and rather sweet for the age. Fruity stuff. The label mentions strawberries, and they're definitely in here -- not strongly -- but they're here, garden-fresh strawberries that continue through the finish... which gets herbal. More to reveal on every sip, cinnamon, lavender, bay leaves, oregano... all restrained, but there and delicious. Excellent!