A great nose, which for me breaks down in taste because of the tart and sour hand cream associations. An impression that is not uncommon in old hogsheads, but which, unfortunately, can rarely really inspire me and unfortunately has a significantly negative impact on the overall impression for me, even if the finish really tries to provide a certain balance.
After pouring out, the pale straw gold in the glass shows an unexpectedly large number of firm, thick bubbles for the manageable 52 volume percent. Apple juice is the first association, while a biting note of acetone-alcohol with white wine vinegar quickly settles over it at the beginning. Once this has evaporated, the apple juice comes back as apple chewing gum, accompanied by grapes, physalis, honeydew melon and blossom honey on a sheet of zinc. Add to that ex-bourbon-typical sourdough and some cocoa, behind it some dry sawdust, green tea, white pepper and macadamia nut. An excellent ex-bourbon cask nose!
Tart and slightly bitter sourdough, fruit chewing gum and cold tea run through the mouth with a gentle burn. At first, nougat cream on gray bread shimmers through, but then a slightly too perfumed and slightly metallic taste wins the upper hand, as if you had accidentally got some hand cream on your lips.
The finish is quite long, but still light and also a little cream-emphasized. Sawdust and fruit chewing gum stick, as does the memory of cold tea with a splash of lemon juice.