After pouring quite fruity in the nose: Green apple. I remember the 10 year old Glengoyne. The unknown has a light color, is quite clear and is restless in the glass, but makes nice legs. Over time, the nose becomes more citrusy. Maybe a Clynelish? But where is the wax? I'll let him rest again. Grape seeds come to it. I'll take a sip. Immediately the barrel is noticeable. Pepper, but not spicy. The mouthfeel is neither oily nor creamy. A Clynlelish is not it? The finish is rather medium with a slight bitterness. In the second nose and in the second sip I have hazelnuts with me. My taste buds have become accustomed to the spicy peppery wood. The second finish leaves espresso and hints of very little smoke. I give myself again and add 3 drops of water. Water makes him much fresher and more citrusy. He is still very restless in the glass and still forms beautiful legs. Fruit and acid also increase significantly in the nose. The dry grape seeds are still there. The spinning glass whirls up the hazelnuts. There is something metallic about everything that does not bring me to a young age, but rather reminds me of Tobermory or Mortlach. The third finish leaves much more sweetness and creaminess. Amazingly, this sweetie does not last for the fourth sip. Then he seems rather watery. I pick up the last cl. I will taste it after the dissolution.
Conclusion: I'm guessing a malt from an older Refill Sherry Hogshead because of the slight bitterness and the woody onset at first sip. Fruity sherry notes had not left the barrel. The alcohol does not burn a bit, so I think the malt was allowed to mature in the barrel for some time and was bottled with a maximum of 43%. I think of something auspicious by SV with just under 20 years. The distillery, I guess very difficult and therefore my tip is my last mentioned distillery: Mortlach. I forgive 84P.