No age statement and the heat on the palate maybe a hint to the age of this malt, but the alcohol content is also a factor. I do enjoy this stuff at full strength for the really intense flavours which are outside the normal range for single malts. Nose: Tropical fruit, coconut, banana, sweet nectarous and light. Taste: Hot alcohol, tropical fruit and vanilla, some spice.
Finish: Long with spice and fruit.
My fear is that the public will be wooed into the NA saddle with smashing bottlings, which then become less brilliant in time, and finally the public won't remember what it is missing from the older, bygone 12 years, and even older. . . . .
Interesting about the strengths. I was curious about this one, but I think I will stay away from the common 46% version.