[54.0%・NAS・Bottled in 2017・Official Bottling・Limited Release]
Definitely quite young with the new make characters still apparent, carrying an oily spirit style. The plum liqueur influence has a rather low tone, which is unexpected and a bit lacklustre. A faint ester-y fragrance of over-ripen fruits and rose petals. Interestingly enough the lower tone does promote the naturally sweet aromas of barley.
Palate & Finish:
The plums give off a quirky vinegary acidity which is followed by a noticeably young malty presence. Some interesting umeshu notes in the background providing wee sweetness with a cheap-liqueur-esque alcohol burn before turning somewhat bitter with the introduction of nutmeg.
The finishing subduedly carries on the theme.
An outside-the-box attempt to make something interesting, though it does feel like the execution was a bit muddled..
Growing pains of a young distillery I suppose..