Today I am lazy and therefore I would like to add only the otherwise very correct remarks of "edge mechanic": I had clearly fresh papaya in my nose.
Otherwise, I was incredibly surprised at how well the strong alcohol (60% by volume) was integrated after just those short 4 years. Well-integrated alcohol is always a quality criterion for me and so well integrated with so much strength and such a young age speaks for an absolutely outstanding quality of the spirit and the barrels. But that is already slowly used by Kilchoman. You can drink this bottling well undiluted and that at 60 vol.%. It tastes and smells better, if you open it with a little water. Similarly, you can dilute more - unlike some other Kilchoman bottlings, this does not tend to "drowning". Little water is better.
What surprised me otherwise was that the smoke was contrary to some other descriptions rather holding back - or to put it better, the smoke was very well integrated into the rest of the world of flavors.
Thus, it would have been better possible to remember metallic impressions of such a young malt rather wrong but - and this is again a quality criterion, it in turn speaks for super barrels, if there apparently in the short time already a lot of subtractive maturation of Statten seems to have gone.
Instead of any metallic impressions, I even found it hard to believe, delicate bitterness and wood, as if biting into a wet board. Just the right little touch of wood bitterness, so that there is a counterbalance to the strong sweetness of Sauternes. Not a bit more. Perfect !
In the taste - this is typical of Kilchoman - comes next to the variation of a potato-cooked fruit fruits of the usual, delicate-floral character of the spirit, supplemented by this time much more medically than usual at Kilchoman acting smoke and just strong fruity sweetness, however never sticky or unpleasant, but on the contrary great and just a little bitterness gets to compensate.
Almost one would like to attest some complexity. Wonderful! Incredible!