It is a lot like a Glengoyne 10, but it is at the same time deeper and younger, especially in taste. I added about a teaspoon of water to 1,5 cl of whisky, because it was a bit too harsh. Then, i added ½ teaspoon to 1 cl.
Fruity, green apples, sherry. Later; intense but soft caramel and maltiness. Perhaps a bit bananas.
After adding the water, the caramel just outright explodes and a lot of vanilla comes through.
What a sherry bomb! And a lot of oak, too. The alcohol burns quite a bit, even when cool. Second sip is a bit smoother, revealing fruity notes of apple and apricot.
After adding water, the same flavours persist, but are clearer because the alcohol doesn't steal the attention. There's a bit more green apples.
After adding the last bit of water, it is almost exactly like the standard Glengoyne 10 YO - who would've thought ;-)
Sherry, oak, grapes. It reminds me a lot of a standard Glengoyne 10 year old, but the finish i long. At least a full minute of dry sherry sitting on the tongue. After adding water, no noticeable difference.