Nose: complex, layered, fruity, crisp and vibrant, sweet maltiness, wisp of smoke, more fruits - hint of butyric acid (like the Rennaissance), mushrooms and oak spice.... the bourbon casks have done their job!
Taste: the arrival is positive, sweet but bitter/ dry too, assertive nip due to the 46% - savoury almost, oak spices ride solidly into the finish - very good length just tending towards walnut notes at the end.
With water: Nose settles and becomes dynamic: same sweetness, but tamed by damp wood, spice recedes - merest hint of peat/ smoke - citrus (ripe lemon), pears - later apples. yep water brings out fruitiness, also a touch of putty/ sage (hubba bubba bubble gum?!)?
Worth looking out for in the Auctions if you can find it