Without water: Sweet and sour, rich and creamy. Cream slice with lemon glaze. Lemonade, lemon balm, vanilla and a very light, slightly bitter maltiness in the background. Somewhat ozonic. Very fresh, bittersweet nose.
With water: Gets creamier and even more likeable. Lemon icecream, basil, sponge cake, white chocolate. The bitterness gets milder.
Without water: The malt seems more mature on the palate than on the nose. Even if it's a very fresh and sweet and creamy whisky, the tart and bitter tannins from the oak serve as backbone to the wonderful development of this Bladnoch. Intense attack, slender, compact mouthfeel enriched by the oak. The interplay between the oak and the malt's sourness generates complexity. Long development and finish.
With water: Great. It stays intense and powerful. The bitterness develops to many complex flavours adding to the sweet freshness. Fruit salad with orange zest, lemon juice, raisins, almonds and some basil. A pinch of sea salt, sweet malt. Very fresh, sweet and pleasant.
Very long, sweet and slightly bitter with accents of chlorophyll.