I would buy this dram as a supper at any time. However, he should orientate himself in the price range of the IPA Cask Finish. Maybe he still does.
The nose is sweet, malty and fruity. Somehow relatively normal, more on the sweet side and ripe apples can be found, for example, in the 18er too. Just like here. But at some point the apple is very prominent and there are very slight hints of Calvados.
Sweet and sparkling at the same time in the mouth. You definitely notice the fruity, sweetish character of the pre-stocking together with the somewhat coarse profile of younger Glenfiddichs. It fits well.
The finish is a bit tart, minty and only slightly sweet. Shows some oak and some maltiness.