Fruity fresh on the nose, strawberry jam, a little nail polish remover, sour fruits, rum pot, a bit overripe pear and even a hint of mirabelle.
The proud age of 27 is so imperceptible in the nose, as the logging can not prevail against the dominant fruit as you might suspect.
On the palate sweeter than in the nose, but with a strong start. Caramel sets on the palate against medium ripe strawberries but also sherry. Raspberries and the certain acidity on the palate, as I often have in Port whisky, I honestly do not hear. On the palate, the oak is then clearly noticeable, especially on the finish, which warmed the esophagus for a while. In the mouth, the finish is however medium, the fruit disappears after about 1 minute but the spicy oak that pleases me here, remains long in the esophagus. Even after 10 minutes, this Oak Kick is still present when exhaling from the nose (a little musty). But again, just before nosing dominated the red fruit, whereas the barrel / age only played on the palate ne role.
The malt is not very thick; So no viscous soup as you could guess from the color. A dominant matured, multi-layered malt that still remains a whisky. The spoon does not stay in my paper cup;)
Can be enjoyed without water; However, 2-3 drops do not hurt.