Color: Unoaked Chardonnay, pale straw color with small and stationary teardrops around the glass slowly turning into thick slow and oily legs.
Nose: Muted and hot first... Banana chips, pencil shavings and wool. Dried green herbs and apple skin. Water helps to open it up: Sour worms, limoncello and vanilla extract. Jelly beans, tarragon and apple vinegar.
Palate: Well, pretty aggressive as you would think at this abv. Plantains, Granny Smith apples and dry malt. It is grainy and tart. Water helps on the palate as well... Ground coriander, white cranberry juice and Turkish delight. Crunchy lemon cookies, candied citrus peel and candied figs. Pine cones, almond skins and young pot still whiskey.
Finish: Long with young alcohol burn, white pepper and ground ginger.
Overall: Yeah, it is young and kinda harsh as expected but also quite tasty to be honest. I liked how that possibly second fill (if not third fill) ex-bourbon cask started to work its way slowly on the spirit but it got cut short, too short... Maybe they had a good reason, maybe they didn't think that the whisky was going anywhere good but I still wish that it was allowed longer in the cask or maybe racked to age for a longer time. When you nose the empty glass you can almost imagine how beautiful the spirit could evolve on the palate if it was allowed another five years in the cask. In the end I won't have any trouble drinking it but I wouldn't buy a second bottle if I had the chance.