When adding water, the nose improves but the taste goes down. Give the glass a rest for 10 minutes and the taste recovers and improves.
Full. Mineral. Oil paint/putty. Sour apples. Hint of woodfire, sweet grain. Biscuits.
With water it becomes even fuller, heavier. Complex. Dark, preserved fruit, warm applepie with lots of spices (cinnamon, vanilla, clove, aniseed,...). Hint of mineral.
Soft, sweet and sour arrival. Full-on citrus fruit development. Hot on the pallate. Dry and bitter mouthfeel in the back.
With water and time the arrival is light and mineral. The development is hot of juicy citrus fruits. The heat is now on the tongue. With a tingle (when you put your tongue to a flat 9V battery), strange sensation.
The finish is long and minerally, warm and gassy.
It all seems not so inviting and bland but it sure is not the case. It is more my inability to describe the sensory sensations I experience with this whisky.