Notes from a blind tasting.
Actually, I would have thought it was even younger and, shockingly, the aniseed bomb Tobermory 10-year-old OB tastes better. Too young and too immature, no compliments for the distillery.
Light fruits and a good dash of vanilla right after pouring. After a few moments, partially fermented fruit and ground grain. After a while the restlessness has subsided, grain, malt and vanilla under a dry acidity. When warmed up, the acidity decreases significantly and it looks increasingly sweeter, before the acidity dominates again at the end. Clearly mineral in approaches. With water it looks fresher, the apple becomes clearer.
Wow is that strong! An extremely violent kick-off, very alcoholic and the burning is still bearable. Otherwise, in addition to a vanilla sweetness, mainly yellow fruits (apple clearly) can be found here, which look a bit floury towards the back. The mouthfeel is almost ethereal due to the high alcohol content.
The finish is short and strong. Apple core casing.