The only thing is that this whisky still lacks a bit of depth and balance. The nose is very promising and almost makes me think of the Campbeltown character. It has fruit, peat, minerality, despite its juvenile appearance. On the palate and finish, it doesn't convince as much. Initially fruity, it gets rather dry and less expressive. The longer you wait, the larger the effect.
All in all it is very promising but I can't imagine that such a whisky stays the OB core range of this distillery after 5 years or so.
Verdict: as a core range bottling it's very promising, but not yet a revulotion in the industry.
The nose is quite balanced if you allow some time in the glass. It has smoke, seaweed, limestone, cereal, even a bit of leaf, but also some lifting notes of pear, red apple and orange blossom. What might not appeal to everybody is a slightly yeasty note. As this whisky is not supposed to be ultra "clean" it is not disturbing to me.
A tad fresher than the nose suggests. Here, the influence of the part that was matured in bourbon speaks louder. The fruit is more pronounced now (besides the orchard fruit, also some lemon zest) and there is a hint of toasted coconut. There is still some limestone, wood, and spice (ginger). The peat is less noticeable now.
Gets a tad dry, which lingers together with some acidity (lemon zest), minerality (limestone) and a whiff of smoke.