Chapeau Monsieur Lüning!
Once again a successful club bottle. Again, the special incentive of an exclusive bottling of www.whisky.de
In addition to the gimmick of an unusually luxurious package in this price range, it also has an "exotic" wine barrel finish. Unusually also, that the first maturity phase took place in a firstfill bourbon barrel. So the finish did not have the purpose, as so often, of piling up a weakly matured whisky from an inactive cask, but here the achievement of an overall composition was obviously the goal. In addition, almost 13 years of age are doing quite well.
It turns out in my very personal opinion this time that www.whisky.de club bottlings seem to traditionally rated too bad. Apparently lacking the courage to give higher ratings for a "feed bottle". Anyway, this is already the third club bottle, in which I wonder about low ratings. I think that this bottle was again very well selected and for a relatively low price not only enjoyment, but also offers an interesting experience.
The often for me "critical" or even negative sides of a red wine fassreifung I can not recognize, but beautiful red berry fruitiness, slight impression of exotic spices, only very slight spicy wood next to the translucent, typical impressions from the first FF Bourbon barrel. The "composition" is well done.
But the special twist of this bottling is a very interesting, very difficult to describe "pseudo-smokiness", which gives the whisky a high recognition factor, gives it depth and makes it very interesting in the end. Very good value of price and taste.