In the nose, however, it is primarily youth that can be felt. There is a malty sweetness that is joined by sour components of unripe apples and pears, vanilla and a few yellow plums. Everything is young and fresh with a menthol-like alcohol note.
The alcohol is also strongly present in the taste and must be tempered with a little water. This makes the whisky a little sweeter and more pleasing, there is marzipan and bitter almond, and there is wood. Overall, the whisky remains on the dry side, has astringent bitter tones and little fruit.
Dry and astringent with a woody finish, the alcohol burns in the cheek pockets.
Young whiskys can be reasonably tasty and give hope for their more mature successors - but they're usually not really fun yet. That's the case here too. It lacks depth and fruitiness, and Sauternes isn't necessarily my favorite either. Too young …