Color: Well, I think this is as pale as a thirteen year old whisky can be... Very light yellow, faint straw color with fast but oily and thick legs.
Nose: Quite shy in the beginning but I already like what I am nosing here: Woolen blankets, straw bales and raw honey. Beeswax lip balm and juniper berries. Adding a few drops of water: Golden Delicious apples, Asian pears and pebbles in the river. Unmalted barley steeped in water and candle wax.
Palate: Olive brine, dirty martini..! Yum... Pine cones, allspice and ground ginger. Honeycombs, green banana peppers and candied coriander seeds. It gets less vegetal and a little sweeter after adding some water. Half baked sugar cookies, white chocolate and vanilla frosting.
Finish: Medium to long with white spices: ground ginger, ground coriander and ground white pepper.
Overall: I loved this one... It's waxy, dusty and yellow and green. Again very spirit focused with minimal cask influence but so damn tasty. It's a fruity, spicy and mineral whisky. From nose to finish it feels like it's balanced very delicately, almost fragile but in the end it holds its texture amazingly well as we have experienced when we added water. Highly recommended... Grab a bottle (or two) while you still can especially at this price point.