Tasty stuff! It reminds me quite a lot of Balvenie 12 Single Barrel, but with more tropical fruit, oak, and that particular rounded nutty note. It has a bit of heat going on, but nothing too extreme. I like the luscious tropical sweetness and rich buttery notes. That nutty element is interesting, almost earthy, and adds an extra dimension. All in all, a well-made bourbon-cask whisky.
Nose: Bright and fresh. Loads of fresh fruit: green apple, pear, pineapple, and (especially) coconut. Rich vanilla custard, caramel, white chocolate, buttercream, toasted nuts, and nougat. There’s a supple pizza-dough flavour in there, as well as some caramel popcorn. Some slightly savoury notes of new leather and cut grass.
Palate: Medium-thick texture. A bit tart up front, with fresh lemon, green apple, and more grass. This gives way to honey, then caramel and a big dose of tropical fruit. A good amount of heat in here, maybe banana peppers. Sweet cereals in the middle: pizza dough, sugary wort, and butter. It develops to rich, savoury nuts, maybe toasted walnuts, then charred oak, some leather, black pepper, and light tobacco. Quite an extended development.
Finish: Medium-length. The heat and oak lift back to sweetness. Caramel apple, pineapple, coconut, cinnamon, nutmeg, a hint of bubblegum, and more white chocolate. A syrupy cola flavour appears here. Honey and ginger on the back end.