1. A beautiful and very fresh fruity nose with hints of pear and citrus fruit (tangerine). Very pleasant with hints of wax. First impression is freshness and acidity, but after a while the nose gets smoother and develops nicely on floral hints. Some honey too. Impressive.
An amazingly complex mouth, starting on citrus notes developing on green apple before going on on ripe apple hints. Some alcohol presence at the end and a discreet nutty bitterness. Impressing.
The finish prolongs exactly the mouth, but the bitter notes are nicely merged with the citrus. Lingering and fresh. An excellent whisky. 18/20
2. A nice and fresh smell of hay, farm, some citrus notes and hints of smoke or wax on the background. The nose is complex, and hints of malt and yeast complete the first impressions.
The mouth is rather fresh too, dominated by citrus, a kind of acidity thus, and pleasant notes of fruit and malt together with a very discreet bitterness increasing the pleasant character of this whisky.
The finish is pleasant, fresh too and the bitter notes are slightly more present than they were at the nose or in the mouth. But the citrus notes keep dominating. 18/20
[These tasting notes are reproduced from whisky-distilleries.info]
Nose: Light and perfumed. Slightly volatile, with fruit esters: peach and apricot initially, then pear and apple. Some grassy notes developing to heather eventually.
Palate: Medium-bodied. Exotic fruit attack, with the apricot and peach most evident, alongside some honey. Floral, with some welcome spices. Water reveals some citrus and ginger flavours.
Finish: Warm and quite dry with good length, lingering fruit and spice and some more savoury notes coming through.
Comment: Very pleasant dram, if slightly volatile. A thoroughbred nonetheless. At its best with a tiny drop of water to smooth out the edges. Our first bottling of Rosebank was similar and settled down beautifully after a few months in bottle.