In the nosing he is much nicer than the 14-year-old. Here come vanilla notes, here come sweet, ripe fruit, apple compote with vanilla and cinnamon, Mirabelle plums and a few peaches. So fruit compote, let's not overcomplicate it.
In taste it is recognizable as Bushmills aka Irish triple distilled whisky. It also has the fruit compote with vanilla in the taste, it then has wood and unfortunately that brings with it an annoying bitterness. The whisky is creamy in the mouth, but a bitter chicory has fallen into the vanilla cream with fruit compote. However, it is not entirely without charm, it has a nice taste. The bitterness bothers me a bit though.
In the finish, wood and dry bitterness are present in the cheek pockets and on the palate. Fruit and sweetness remain in the background.
This is a nice whisky that was probably married from two 1st fill bourbon barrels. It is probably hardly available anymore and was previously priced at around €190. That's a bitter price to pay for what I consider to be an overly bitter whisky.