Colour: light gold
Nose: neat: immediately identified with american oak, vanilla, light honey/sweet, very pleasant, and I have to say it reminds me very much of Bruichladdich 16 Bourbon Cask, but I have to say I enjoy this nose more, as it adds more floral and sweet notes than the Bruichladdich. with water: same profile, does not really add much to the nose.
Taste: neat: easy to drink despite the 46% abv. It somewhat translates the nose in it's sweet notes, and adds some spicy notes as well. Oak is present but very controlled. I have to say it is a subdued mouth, as it is pleasant but nothing really pops. with water: water really opens up the mouth on this one. Sweetness in the background, with peppery/oak notes upfront and some grassy notes as well.
Finish: medium on floral and sweet notes. with water: more peppery notes subsiding. I actually felt water added more "mouth coating" feel to it and it felt like lasting more on the palate.
Comments: a good malt whisky, very easy to drink, extremely hard to find in Portugal. This tasting was done with a 3cl sample from Master of Malt, as I ordered it a while ago. Was always curious about this one as this is probably the least expensive OB 21 years old.
MY SCORE: Recommended