This very much feels like a multi-vintage vatting, as it is truly full of flavour, but on the other hand it still feels incomplete and, sometimes at least, really young, which really shows in the lack of balance on the palate.
I wouldn't mind the short finish if it didn't have that alcoholic note in the very end, which truly reveals it's youth.
The 'craft presentation' is what really saves this from being 'just another differently branded Cooley Malt' bottling, as it packs a punch flavourwise with some complexity to it due to the cask variety that's been used.
I do like this stuff, despite it's youthful flaws, especially the taste is a winner.
fruity and malty, overripe papaya, pineapple, vinous (white), a sappy wood note, powdery sweetness, here and there a little coconut, later some white fudge, some white chocolate, with water brazil nut appears, the whole is quite bold.
a sweet/woodsappy and vinous/fizzy arrival, then a tropical fruit salad develops, papaya, pineapple, canteloupe, coconut, pina colada, dried + sugared mango, some waxiness develops, a little licorice, a hint of salt with a fruity acidity to it, it has some depth and it's kind of lush with a good body, quite sweet with some oak, but lacks some balance and somehow still feels youngish.
stale pineapple juice with coconut (pina colada-esque), fizzy with a hint of wax, a hint of licorice, some faint stale oak, a little alcoholic harshness at the tail end, shortish.