N: Bright apple, sets expectations of a punchy fruity whisky. P: Fruity, some briny peat notes coming through. [My original notes also indicated "Sweaty stripper nipple" on the palate, but with limited experience in that tasting arena I cannot confirm.] F: Salty and tangy.
N: Ethery and fragrant, vanilla, butter, and hay. P: Salty, almonds, vanilla. Light and dry, with... F: Sweetness emerging in the finish, which is kinda hot and slightly off. B-
It's always fun when I sit down to enter a "new" whiskey and realize that it's already on the site, and that I have notes on it.
This time around I liked it noticeably more. Grapefruit, apple, lychee, eucalyptus, and a nice contrast to the 12 year old I tasted prior to it. Really good and drinkable, would be a good party whisky. B/B+
Nose is grassy, with white wine, slight solvents. Fruity. Palate is sweet and clean, with sharp, apple-y fruitiness, and spice -- sort of a cinnamon-apples background. Slightly oaky. The finish is medium length, somewhat drying, and grows a little bitter and peppery. This is decent stuff that's sort of lighter-flavored and interestingly-spiced without losing oomph. But it's too drying and bitter to be better. B-