Color: Yellow gold, sweet wine color with an initial thin ring around the glass turning into quick and thin legs in no time.
Nose: Anjou pears, Honeycrisp and Golden Delicious apples and lemon curd. Cream puffs, linden tea and canned pineapple rings. Noses like an exclusively ex-bourbon barrel matured whisky... Dried daisies. orange zest and vanilla.
Palate: Ground coriander, lemon powder and pear compote. Unsalted butter, white cranberry juice and white pepper. Unripe mangoes, white peaches and white table grapes. Almond butter and rose water.
Finish: Medium with ground ginger, white pepper and lemon juice.
Overall: A fresh, zingy and fruity whisky with a silky mouth covering texture completely unexpected from its relatively old age and young abv. I cannot even imagine how gorgeous this whisky would taste like if its abv. was slightly elevated to 46% and bottled non-chill filtered. The price..? It's so steep for me I cannot even entertain the idea to consider one. Totally out of my league. Thanks to Marshall Naiman for generously offering me this sample making this post possible.