Admittedly, compared to many other IPA finishes such as the Glenfiddich IPA or the Jameson Caskmates, the influence of the bacteria here is many times clearer. Unfortunately, however, the finish presents itself in a very soapy and musty way for me, which does not really work for me with the word enjoyment. Strange, especially in view of the otherwise rather enthusiastic reviews everywhere ...
Clearly, the hops of the IPA Casks announce themselves right in the nose, behind them rise caramel and citrus, along with bananas, grapes and finally - hand cream with chamomile. Chocolate with coconut (let's call it bazaar advertising for simplicity's sake what it is: Bounty), oatmeal cookies and cattle feed at the same time remind of a rather obtrusive modrigkeit. I really like them in the IPA as a beer, but surprisingly it does not work for me in whisky.
Spicy and buttery, the beer also clearly hits the palate - from acidulous to floral to perfumed, reminiscent of the camomile hand cream or medicinal vegetable oil; just the kind of scented oil that I do not really like in many Irish distillates. These can not completely cover the clearer malt and caramel notes, violets and the handful of salted potato chips.
Creamy, musty beer, yeast, a decent oak and also some honey and cold vegetable broth are not left behind too long.