Color: Chestnut / Oloroso sherry
Intense sherry, with candle soot. Modriges wood. So far neither profound nor intense, but promising. I suspect a longrow rather than a spring bank. More time in the glass brings more smoke and intensity to the fore, dry branches, old, oily tools. The sherry steps back, plum cake and dates give a ripe fruit with ripe pears. Freshly sawn wood and bitter almonds.
Spicy-tingly, surprisingly smoky, sooty, waxy, definitely long-eyed. The sherry brings only the subtle notes of dry fruit, with a sooty-burnt impact next to the intense Brennereicharakter. Undergrowth, moder, moist soil. A whole, just felled and sawn tree on trampled foliage and broken branches.
Waxy, sooty, decayed wood, stale river water from a dead arm, dry branches, damp earth, withering, wet leaves in autumn, extremely long. Sounds dry-bitter. Probably the best part of this whisky.