Distilled: 1996, bottled: 2011.
On the nose: Floral and perfumey honey. Very waxy, reminds me of burts bees lip balm. Getting whiffs of liqueur filled chocolate as well. Even some pancakes, buttery pancakes. Water brings out vanilla fudge, white sugar and fruity sweet tea.
On the palate: Sweet and floral with hints of spearmint in the background. More wood and bitterness at second sip. Also getting that waxy honey that I found on the nose. Finding some cloudberries when water is added. In the finish: very whisky-y, slighly bitter, dark chocolate and bitter wood.. a bit dull.
Definitely best without water added, drowns easily. That being said, I liked the nose and the palate, yet the finish was dragging it down a bit. Too much rotten woody notes in my opinion. Other than that, it’s pretty decent stuff. If Burt’s Bees started producing whisky, this would be what it would taste like.