N: Fruity with lots of candied [citrus] fruits and bourbon vanilla ice-cream. It's what you might call a summer whisky, one that’s beautifully balanced with a fine strength.
T: Oh so dry and oaky [walnut oak], yet it’s nowhere near over-tannic although the cask element has a hollow quality to it - a sign of age certainly. There’s a touch of ash. Reminds me of the William Grant 25yo WB i have currently open.
F: Well balanced blackberry eau de vie. The hollow, dry casks [i imagine] seem to have soaked up the spirit, yet with some youthfulness remaining. The dryness finishes ashy.
C: Don’t get me wrong, it’s good but further investigations fail to sustain my more favourable first impressions. A bit characterless.
Scores a C[-]