Very basic with insufficient flavour. No major flaws here, but I’m on the verge of being in denial to think this is a malt whisky when nosing it. Might do better with ice as the lower temperature may help consolidate the sweetness a bit to improve intensity.
Update: Yes it works better with ice.
71-80 - Drinkable, worth the experience at least
Light and fresh. Equal parts of heather honey and alcohol patches, remind me of fruit spirits like Calvados and Rakia. Some fresh oak and orchard fruits at the back, mainly red apples. Vanilla lurking at the back. A whiff of dry hay. The base tone is quite pungent even at 40%.
Watery mouthfeel yet mildly oily. Malt asserts dominance here, ok now I can tell this is a malt whisky. Just a touch of honey and fruits keeping from being malt water. Mildly floral. Some toasted oak and warming peppery spices surfaced but lacked momentum, body, and strength. Very thin.
Short finish. A touch of honey and paper straws, slowly drying. The oak tannin is more intense than expected.