Bit of an update ( while I'm enjoying this whisky ) , I'm now taking it straight up , no ice or water . I put some in a glass and let it sit for a bit . Before I take my 1st sip I allow it to fill my nose and mouth with it's smokey sweetness with some of the medicine present . My 1st taste takes some adjustment and I hold it in my mouth for a bit and let it wash down slowly . That 1st sip opens up all my taste and smell and on the 2nd I now get that smokey sweetness that really shines and it goes down warm and smooth with a fairly long finish . I no longer taste the medicine after the 1st sip !
Yeah , you could say I've grown to like it