If you know the whisky, this nose is not that bad compared to your own performance. The interplay between sherry vanilla plus light citrus-like fruitiness from the bourbon world and the announcement of wood in wood with predominantly wood, or something like that :-) With the nose deep in the barrel.
It runs in sweetly and the texture is creamy and full at the beginning, but after a few moments in the mouth it becomes harsh and spicy with these registered wood notes from the nose. Already at the transition it becomes bitter and carpentry heavy. Too many wood chips are lying around. A touch of sherry tries to save the day. But the balance between 21 years of maturation is different. Sorry, I would almost like to speak of missing notes at this point. Management neglected homework.
It stays for a relatively long time but only due to the bitterness and the dehydration and if it weren't for the dusty wood and the misty vanilla, you wouldn't believe that this is a 21 malt. A blind tasting would get out of hand here. What he can show in this case is a recognition value. Positive or negative is a matter of taste.
My conclusion: Life is too short .....