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Legs: moderate, to be expected for a young whisky.
Color: Pale yellow.
Nose: Needs 15 minutes in the glass. After that, hints of vanilla nougat surface with a little oak. After 25 minutes: strong pear/bourbon influence comes through and mingles with the rest.
Taste: Heavy alcohol tang (not in a good way); pronounced pear and bourbon; La Florentine Torrone; bitter oak (unpleasant).
Finish: malt; bitter oak; a hint of honey.
Comments: This dram was a disappointment, clearly. I will not be buying a bottle of the Astar, after all.
Considering how thoughtfully Glenmorangie bought a stand of oak trees in the US, leased out the new barrels to a US bourbon distiller, and then used them for this whisky, I would call all of the effort pointless for such a young whisky. It is lost due to the young brash nature of this bottle. Too bad.