Grains and solvents. Oily corns and grains join toffee and caramel and vanilla in a fairly delicate and not hugely expressive nose (the Coffey Malt has a lot more oomph to it). There’s quite a strong vein of varnish and solvent running through this one – it’s not unpleasant (unless you’re a recovering glue-sniffing addict), but does solidify the relative youth of this whisky. Fruits are presents, but a little non-descript – mangos and bananas possible, but yellow-fruits is a more apt descriptor. Delicate and light.
Immediate rawness and solvent is tempered by some more pleasant fresh corns, vanilla and caramel. There’s earthiness here – mushrooms and some light butteriness that provides a modicum of texture. Spicing is greater here than on the nose – pepper in particular.
Short and with oak and underlying earthiness.