Age: 21 years old
Additional: unchill filtered, natural colour
Price: varies with the top end being
Colour: buffed leather
Nose: right into an almond bucket, toffee apples, vanilla, potato peelings and some grain touches. A bizarre opening. Lots of nuts. Pineapple and coconut apply when water is used lavishly.
Taste: very malty, rinsed in honey and yet a touch of bitterness. The charms of this whisky are only truly revealed through patience and more water than you normally add; this dram can take it! Then tropical fruits arrive with pineapples and lemon rind, spices from the wood and granola.
This is the most transformed malt I can recall with the addition of water. Commencing as rather unpleasant, it then transforms Cinderella style into an engaging and enjoyable experience.