ABV: 40 %
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 0
Nose: This is anise and cough syryp. At first there are heavy anise and liquorice root notes. The grain spirit is sitting on top and creates a thin layer of butterscotch. After a few seconds a hint of raisins and red berries comes through, but they are feint and almost disappears in the heavy liquorice. The sweet notes are dark like molasses and the entire thing kind of smells like a cough syryp. This is not an especially nice nose.
Mouth: Vanilla and the heavy liquorice note are really protruding and take place up front. There’s not much else coming through for a good amount of time. A dark fruitiness seems to exist, but isn’t really placeable. The oak does shine through for those who wait and it becomes somewhat astringent when that happens. It still feels like it’s a cough syryp more than it feels like an actual whisky.
Finish: Once again it’s vanilla and liquorice root with a dark sweet note as company. The oak comes through quite quickly which is very welcome. It’s a very dry oak and it feels pretty fresh. The astringency increases over time. This is not a pleasant experience in any stage of the tasting process. Fortunatly the finish is very short and most of the flavours are gone soon after swallowing. After a few sips it leaves a feint note of butterscotch from the grain spirit though.
This is made by Braun Spirituosen in Germany (Wilhelm Braun Erben GmbH & Co. KG). There’s no information on the content or cask type or if there’s sourced whisky included.