Colour: Pale gold
N: Appears far younger than #1 [A], and certainly with full-bourbon cask maturation. Notes include light green summer ripe fruits [honey dew melon, papaya, mild red currants, gooseberries with no tartness], and a touch of [dusty] porridg-y putty. Maybe Irish.
N take 2: I’m plumbing for Irish. The nose dissipates quickly so maybe it’s a blended Irish whiskey.
T&F: Slightly sharp/abrupt arrival, citrus-y and resinous to the end, but softened to within an inch. Definitely a consolidated malt [blend], with a fruitiness that leads to a bitter~sour~bitter~sour [on repeat] citrus-y puttiness. The journey is temporary, so again, blended malt is indicated. This is almost certainly Irish. Becomes significantly less impressive and mild [also chalky/gacky] by the minute.
C: Adding water simplifies it suggesting 40% abv, and again, very much a blended whisk[e]y. I’ll guess Bushmills 10yo. Provisionally scores 79/78 points but that’s your lot.
I piece together a summary of my guess-work:
At 40%, very much a blended whisk[e]y. I’ll stick with Bushmills 10yo, a bottle I knew my sister has/had. [79/78]
C: I was totally convinced I’d nailed this one and I had.
Final score: 78 points