In the nose: Cool, fresh, pleasantly metallic, salty, the fruit reminds me of Talisker (10y), sweet, ripe green apple, full / dense, vanilla, apricot jam, light grain (oat / wheat), subtle tender camp fire smoke, mild, pleasant oak comes , is gradually becoming stronger, Brazil nut / walnut, really mineral, lively and fresh with no alcohol, freshly baked white bread, dry white wine, marshmallows With water, the oak is clearer, more pleasant, creamy already in the nose, soft, light caramel, the fruit goes towards the juice.
In the mouth: everything plays so wonderfully together, pleasantly creamy, while mineral-tingling, literally like mineral water, the smoke is a little clearer, the beautiful fruitiness is there, together with sweetness of light caramel and pleasant distinct bitterness, in the center stands the maritime character, Federweisser, overripe exotic fruit, incredibly complex and full. With water, the sweetness becomes clearer, sugary, but with a "softness" of caramel, to the oak comes a distinct grain note, wheat or "breakfast cereals" / Kellogs smacks
In the finish: Long, the mineral remains, some smoke, American oak and a bit fruity, dries
What a beautiful maritime malt from ex-bourbon barrels. Reminds me here and there of the 10er Talisker, although without the pepper, but "elegant" restrained and complex. Has a clear line, straightforward, honest, of course, "artisanal", everything fits together so well that I find it difficult to take all the impressions apart.