Hey, that's pretty great! It amazingly didn’t actually need any water, but I got curious and added some anyway. And lo and behold, it did get better. The tropical notes in here are killer, and that earthy edge is interesting and helps counterbalance the sweetness. It’s young, sure, but a tasty and interesting dram nonetheless.
Nose: Rich and savoury. Blood orange, mixed fruit jam, peaches, plums, candied nuts, and dried flowers. Lots of damp earth, wet rocks, and miso. A bit of an interesting malty note, some kind of whole-wheat flatbread perhaps. Butter and white chocolate. Some pickled red onions?
Palate: Silky and hot, but oily. Quite sweet on the arrival, but with the earthy edge of raw mushrooms. Bursts of stonefruit, honey, banana, and vanilla custard. Savoury in the middle: red miso, earth, fresh leather, and some tobacco. Malty, with a tinge of salt and mineral notes going toward the finish.
A few drops of water brings out loads of fresh tropical fruit and some candied ginger.
Finish: Red fruit, then tropical fruit. Caramel, blackberries, and strawberry jam. Lucky Charms marshmallows and a hint of ginger.
Water adds more banana and coconut.