ABV: 47 %
Type: Single Malt
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 0
Nose: This is sweet and mildly peated. At first there’s a very spirity top layer coming from a young distillate. Underneath lies a thin mix of vanilla, oak, peat and anise. It feels quite robust despite being young and there’s some weird spices and herbs coming from the oak notes. When it settles in the glass there’s a more noticable vanilla and green fruit note taking over. There’s a big improvment to the nose with time in the glass. This is a decent nose overall. The peat is too mild to help the young notes along though.
Mouth: It starts out quite spicy and there’s an immidiate sour fruitiness with sour grapes and lemon pushing through together with a more hefty peat note compared to the nose. There is still a weird spices and herbs combination coming from within the oakiness, which sits in the back at this point. It’s got a coffee bitterness and anise in the back as well. It still feels very robust and it produces a big flavour profile.
Finish: The transition starts out with a big increase in oakiness and the weird spices and herbs come along for the ride. It’s a very aromatic oakiness. The peat moves to the back and the whole becomes quite savory. There are still vanilla, sour grapes, coffee and anise in there but the oak overruns everything quite quickly and the rest of the finish is all about the weird wood notes. This is an interesting whisky. It’s got a big profile but it doesn’t produce the greatest of flavours.
This whisky is a vatting of 5 casks (2 Ex-Sauternes, 2 ex-bourbon and 1 hungarian oak). Both peated and unpeated distillate was used for a 23 ppm level. 1850 bottles were released. The bottle tried is no 1277. It’s unchillfiltered and has natural colour.
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