Nose: Immediately love the profile here. A light latex paint kind of top note and the smells of older casks and slightly dusty wood (very nice!). Bread dough. Creamy custard. Vanilla and ginger. Sugar cookies. Some jam, and maybe a hint of orange and cherry. Faint smoke (just from cask charring, perhaps?). A touch of florals. Lots of clean cask, spicy notes. Very nice overall.
Palate: Fruit skins. Toasted marshmallow. Vanilla and cinnamon (from a clean bourbon barrel?). Somewhat drying and almost tannic as it fully develops. Nice mix of fruity notes: orange peel, apple and something a little more bland…faint pear, maybe?
Thoughts: Tasted blind. I guessed there was some age on this one. Around 20, I thought (and it seems to be either a 22 or 23 year old, as mentioned). I also thought this was likely at cask strength. Wrong there, but it is at a respectable 46%. I should note…there is more going on on the nose than the palate, unfortunately, but it is a good dram nevertheless.