The whisky shows harmonious fruit and malt aromas, which are paired with a present oak spice. In particular, the fruit and the slightly grassy malt aromas are dominant, while the vanilla and creamy aromas are rather lower. Also because of the color, I think it won't be 1st-fill hogsheads;)
Overall good and, above all, easy to drink. Especially with spring-like temperatures of around 18 degrees, which I am enjoying in the garden during the review! Compared to the Benrinnes, I liked the button a little better, as I particularly liked the combination of grassy malt and fruit. In my opinion, you can't go wrong for the price, but of course the taste can also vary from bottle to bottle. It just depends on the particular barrel.
The nose starts out fruity and refreshingly grassy. Reminds me a little of freshly baked, slightly tart apple sauce with a little cream and vanilla on top. Afterwards, spicy oak barrel aromas spread, which mix with a slightly refreshing citrus note. Very slightly nutty (I would commit myself to walnut).
Here, too, the taste reminds me, especially at the beginning, of a fruit complote with vanilla pudding. In addition to the apples and citrus already described, I now also hear pears and a trace of tropical fruits. The oak spice is now more present than in the nose and provides a nice peppery note that combines very well with the fruit aromas. There are slightly grassy, malt aromas and slightly bitter nut aromas.
Medium length with slightly burnt malt aromas, slightly bitter nuts and salty liquorice.