Got this on sale for 75 €, which is outright criminal. Should've bought a bottle for myself on top of dividing one up in a bottle share.
Interestingly, pretty close to the recent cask strength (pardon, me, "batch strength") OBs in some regards. Specifically: the same nuttiness, sweet fruits, marzipan, and creaminess and punchiness. Now, I'd assume that about 50 percent of that is due to the spirit, and another 50 to the use of American oak, which probably also predominates in the "Batch Strength" bottlings. So this does feel like those bottlings' brighter, more summery cousin, with orchard fruits instead of dried fruits, and honey instead of leather. There's also a sense of corn syrup (it's that sweet).
The alcohol makes its presence felt without ever becoming sharp. I get strong notes of sun-parched grass and/or hay, as well as buckets of honey, with a nice citric kick (kiwi, tangerines) and a restrained bitterness at the end to balance things out. No overt woodiness. It's a bit simple, but really good.
The palate on repeat, as it slowly fades out: a bit of heat, a lot of honey and hay. Nothing to write home about, but competent, without any distracting, over-the-top bitterness. Grapefruit, walnuts... something like that.