Nose: Autumn leaves, forest floor, varnish and leather, roasted nuts, apricot jam, peanut brittle, hint of mint or other mentholated herbs (thyme and rosemary), fruity wood, wine gums, wood tannins.
Palate: soft, subtle arrival, honey, fudge, roasted nut skins (almond and walnut), sherry/port, with wood tannins more forward in the tail,
Finish: drying, warm and slightly tannic. Wood bitters, some metallic notes and some leather. Crisp and dry.
An interesting transition from nose to palate; more restrained than usual. Second time through the distillery character became more obvious. Maybe your aficionados might find it a bit wimpy but it grows a spine in the glass.