Im having a hard time believing this is scotch based on color alone. There's #nofilter here. @thescotchwhisperer definitely found an oddity in this bottle. Thanks again for the sample!
Very oak forward (I feel like I get mesquite) on the nose and palate. Peppery, earthy (almost musty but not in a bad way) and malt. Dry and smooth finish. This dram grew on me as I drank it. Very different, very complex. Cheers!