I got a sample of this during a visit at the distillery. Lovely stuff. Right up my alley, as I’m a big fan of fruity, fragrant whiskies and this is one of them. Amazing stuff, and according to the distiller this was not one of their best casks, so the future is very very promising.
Nose: Fresh fruits and minerals. This has that lovely crispness to it. It’s not very accessible, which for me is a good thing. Very zesty and fruity. It’s a complete fruitbasket: apple, banana, orange, apricot, peach, pear. Very fresh. It has resemblance to Imperial, but it’s less floral. And then, all of a sudden, there’s a completely unexpected tarry note. Roofing felt. A nice surprise.
Mouth: different than expected. Quite bitter and not bourbon-like at all.
Finish: medium long and very nice.