Fresh, light fruit (kiwi, pear, peach), geranium, cake dough. Cereal and some wax. Fruit blossoms. The alcohol is slightly noticeable.
With water: mineral, opens up noticeably, fruity (kiwi, gooseberries), vanilla. The waxy component becomes clearer, grain comes back and it gets deeper. Mouth:
Sweet onset, then quickly a bit sour-fruity and noticeably peppery. Good abundance. Cereal, some wax and again the light fruit. Purified sugar and spicy oak. Again, the alcohol is present. Gradually gets a little rounder.
With water: Clearly round, supple and accessible, light fruit, the pepper is now better integrated. Wax and also mineral notes.
Persistent, medium length. Clearly cereal, spicy oak and also here light-fruity and slightly peppery. Dry and back with a touch of bitterness.
With water: spicy, malty, balanced and also fruity. Peppery at the back, the slight bitterness is gone. Conclusion:
A fresh malt. Just a bit hot. Aromatically little barrel influence, here the distillate sets the tone, the barrel has only the structural maturity effected. Needed - for me - noticeably water, then he is much more balanced.