Hennarot I would describe the color of the single malts from the Bunnahabhain distillery. The whisky runs down the glass wall relatively quickly, but the remaining tears trickle down at a leisurely pace, leaving behind beautiful windows for a long time.
Aroma / Nose feeling:
First of all, I notice that the malt does not stick in the nose at all. The alcohol is almost unnoticeable. Nice gentle with fruits, malt, some mint. I feel the 14yo as very "deep", but not old but fresh. Christmas spices, sweet raisins and a slight pleasant oak note can be seen. I discover absolutely no smoke. But I am not surprised.
I hear plum roaster with cloves. No - but cinnamon, because I have to think directly of the once so cool Big Red bubble gum (we did not exist in Ö and was always mass imported from D).
Ground and hot-brewed coffee powder rise in the wake of me in the nose. Dried figs, grape nut chocolate with a little rum, as well as burned (only slightly!) Vanilla sauce follow. I'm finally excited when I perceive the scent of cream slices with frosting.
Taste / mouthfeel:
A relatively strong start with a little tingling on the tip of the tongue. The scotch is fully there. Very present with a very interesting texture.
Delightful as sweet and full of cocoa flavor as well as some espresso and hazelnuts this scotch is perceived in the mouth. At the beginning, I take bitter chocolate, which gradually turns into creamy milk chocolate.
Only very, very low acidity, some orange peel and light lemon peel complete the picture.
Finish / aftertaste / Length:
With a little vanilla ice cream, a little caramel and a nice long finish, the pleasure ends. I get a creamy, buttery impression, which is absolutely tasty with fine seasoning, some wax and marzipan with very minimal later bitterness adopted.
What must that have been a fine barrel? As balanced and harmonious as this malt is - a real dream. No corners and edges, but at rest and classy.
If there were not so much to try - I would buy a "6er Tragerl" of it
Incidentally, I do not recommend water.