Nose: Fresh, vibrant, high-quality nose from a youthful malt. There's definitely fruit, both tropical and citrus, the latter being more pronounced on the nose, in my opinion, than the OB 14 yo. As I've noted before, it's hard not to find waxiness given that I know I'm nosing a Clynelish. Nonetheless, I find it. Overall, it's a solid profile that is potent but doesn't have any of the symptoms of an overactive first-fill bourbon cask. There's isn't a ton of change with water.
Mouth: The active bourbon oak comes through more here. Neat, there's a little bit of heat, but nothing terrible. You get the wood and the sweetness that are common with this style maturation. Water takes the heat away and makes it pleasant and straightforward on the palate. It's fine, but a bit of a let-down from the nose. I will say the mouthfeel is pretty solid, regardless.
Finish: Mostly sweetness and oak.
Comments: It's solid, but not exceptional. For the price and age, you can certainly do a lot worse. I'm not sure how well first-fill bourbon suits the Clynelish profile. I've had good experiences with both light, refill-style casks and more active sherry when it comes to Clynelish. This is my first exposure to a single cask that was active bourbon. The nose had me pretty excited, but it let me down on the palate somewhat.