A laid back Speyside whisky, slowly matured in refill wood to leave the cleanness and fragrance of the spirit untouched. The flowery simpleness of the malt is fully preserved in this delicate and soft voiced expression, that will please connoisseurs of refined flavours. At the nose it’s easy, fresh, deceivingly simple: honey, chamomile, a bit of beeswax and propolis. It deserves long and quiet observation in the glass before sipping. And when you finally choose to taste it for the first time, it strikes you by the unhurried pace with which it unfolds: very malty, very clean, but also slightly grassy, with notes of spring and summer flowers (lavender, for example). The sweetness of the cereals and honey is not cloying, though, and the overall character remains dry and firm: the tight tannins from the oak start to grow, leading to a very clean finale of white pepper and herbs.