Nose: The first aromatic wave is one of pineapple and melons. Grape nectar and dextrose. Aromatized brandy wine with apples. A light spiciness makes sure everything is in balance. Cumin, turmeric and crushed coriander seeds. Sweet yellow prunes, almond liquor and Japanese prune brandy.
With water: whiff of tropical fruit. The sweetness is less pronounced. A little bit of bitterness from melon peel. Panna cotta with passion fruit sherbet.
Taste: A powerful combination of sweet and bitter. Lots of oak, yet the subdued sweetness holds ground. Prunes and Mirabelle PLUMS. Gooseberry, honey and vanilla. A rich cake served with a fruit salad. Light and oily mouthfeel.
WITH Water: WATER makes the whisky pleasantly soft. After a while a slight bitter spiciness emerges. And yet again there's some fruity crème de banane and peaches.
Finish: A warm finale that dries the mouth with spices and a final burst of banana ice cream.