Nose: pear, dry wood, box of raisins, honey. The nose is funny to me, it’s like a cedar box filled with raisins. But it’s lively like the raisins are plump. It’s a nice nose. Unique. Body: medium Palate: heather & floral & honeyed but with a very real but mild spiciness. Curious how they got that to mix. It’s very different and very good. Finish: medium long. Nice and sweet but not the lingering smoke that I love but approachable. Note: a sample from Jared. Curious how this young man will stand up. Represent Spey side isla River. Interesting on first sip and mouth watering finish. I’m surprised how the first sip really did a dance in my mouth and lingered. Initial impression, this is better than I thought it was going to be. This would be a very good intro to the non peated and varied side of single malt. Really very good.