N: We may be looking for [SW] ‘light, estery, pear and apple-accented‘ notes, but it’s the honeyed barley profile that stands out, notable in three of the first four of this flight. This one is on the youthful side of 15 years with apple pie [a clearly detected note in Glenfiddich’s wash], cream soda, and some spiciness – perhaps from the [new] wood ‘finishing’ that comprises 10% of the whole mix. The rest is comprised of [non-finished] 70% bourbon and 20% sherry refill-matured whisky.
T: A light spicy dry malt, again, surprisingly youthful for a 15yo. A little water is preferable.
F: A ‘beer/wash-like finish’ is all I noted.
C: Under-powered – a common thread with this flight – so there’s no need to blow away the ethanol from the top of these glasses. Overall, good juice if lacking spark.