Firstly thanks to @Timp for providing me with a sample of this whisky. I've had a bottle of the 10 in the past and enjoyed it. So the 15 has been on my 'need to try' list for a while.
Quite fragrant with subtle fruits Jasmine flowers, peaches, rosewood, a slight hint of oranges. A suggestion of oak on the nose too.
A fruity arrival. Then quickly drying and slightly bitter. Oaky with peaches and a bitter orange note throughout the development.
Is long and drying.
I added a bit of water to this. Maybe 1/4 teaspoon to a 25ml pour and it defintely benefits from a little water.
The nose seems frutier. On the palate the arrival is shorter but it is less drying. The fruity notes increase and I get a touch of organic lemonade. The finish is prolonged with the addition of water.
Like the 10 this is a good solid dram and excellent value for money in the UK at around £55 a bottle. The nose actually reminds me of a Japanese whisky (Hibiki). But the palate less so. It's quite understated and in these times of bold expressive whiskies 'noisy' whisky this is a pleasant change. A well put together gentle, balanced sipper.