Blended Scotch Whisky
There is a young, spirit driven nature to the nose, but there is an awful lot of good stuff going on as well. Vanilla. Creamy grain. Warm honey. Custardy. Quite prominent desiccated coconut. Sponge cake. Various light honey and fudginess.
Everything on the nose translates to the palate, a very light, honeyed, custardy, vanilla, pleasant Whisky. Some dry oak helps balance out the grain, a little bitterness from the oak, but for the age very smooth and with no throat burn as you may expect. It’s warming on the chest.
The lingering custardy grain is warming and hangs around for a medium finish with some drying oak and is quite all around relaxing.
A couple tiny drops and a little time. The spirit is lowered with all the other aromas enriched, lots of coconut sponge cake with creamy vanilla custard. The palate is very creamy, reminds me quite a bit of something triple distilled, but it’s probably just the grain content. The slight bitter edge is a little earlier coming in the development now, so I would probably leave it without water.