N: Higher abv now with lots of sherry, or madeira [cake] perhaps? Aah ok, it's rum and it's talking rather firmly of tropical dry fruits [melon, pineapple] with gentle spices. Rich and thicker than the Doublewood.
T: Some immediate spiciness on the palate with a rather frenetic form. Adding water promotes the cereal malty putty notes.
F: All sorts.
C: Whilst retaining Balvenie's signature and quality, I still prefer the Doublewood.