I had the White Dog in the glass first, so it's amazing how little of the malt note is left.
Nose: restrained, even almost nothing comes out of the glass, I would have expected more. A little fresh American white oak, faint caramel, a little spiciness with mild pepper. Fresh, not quite ripe pears and apples like a Granny Smith and Seagrass Lemon Apple.
Mouth: now comes the Brennereicharakter of New Make, quite short but noticeable licorice, a very small touch of oak. Quite soft, like the new make, but not so characteristic anymore. Here is the influence of the barrel, there should still something eichic-spicy and ex-Bourbon typical purely, but there is still plenty of room. In the meantime there is still a little old fruit from an oak barrel.
Finish: short, between sweet, malty and a little spicy. He does not stay long.
Conclusion: good, that was the first shot. There can be more, but I have already drunk worse German whiskey, but in direct comparison like the New Make almost a little better