Roast pork crackling (slightly salty)
Subtle vanilla and ginger from the oak
With water, surprisingly, it gets a little sharper, slightly floral, slightly metallic.
A little burnt caramel on the finish, not acrid or unpleasant though, just a nice balancing foil to the oaky sweetness.
Rounded, smooth, full-bodied. A good example of a dram that’s probably more enjoyable at cask strength: 48.8%.
4/5, pretty damn good.