Color: Pale straw, young white wine color with a persistent thin ring of tiny teardrops around the glass eventually rolling down slowly as pretty thick legs.
Nose: Pencil shavings, Bartlett pears and roasted sesame seeds. Just a hint of peat but more like a smoke: Burnt rosemary sprigs and burnt sage and drying yellow grass. Matcha and steamed milk. Water works great. Less herbal more floral now: Chamomile flowers, pumpkin and sunflower seeds and a bowl of potpourri.
Palate: Yep... Here is the tea I was looking/hoping for: Gunpowder green tea, lemongrass and cigarette ash. Burnt sage, purple basil and green peppercorns. After adding water I get all kind of yellow spices: Ground ginger, ground coriander and mustard seeds. Young peated whisky and savory flaky baked goods.
Finish: Quite long with white pepper, lemon pepper and cardamom.
Overall: Another spirit heavy and beautiful whisky. Highly recommended. I absolutely love these reasonably priced oddball releases from Watt Whisky. They all are learning moments: What is Tormore? Is it a pun on Tomatin..? "Tomatin - No More"..? Grab a bottle and sip while googling... Is Glen Spey a made up name or a real distillery? It sure does exist and you should taste it when you have the chance. It might be hard to find one if you pass this opportunity. Thanks for the sample Watts..!