Intense amber shimmers in the Premium Snifter, on the glass wall stick extremely thick and tough "legs". Hazelnuts rise, the alcohol is very present despite "only" 46% and tickles the nose. Sweet plums and raisins are dissolved by an intense sherry note, caramelised sugar and lush malt notes play together before echoes of slightly floral and grassy elements appear. However, the nose flattens off again relatively quickly, in the decay crystallize honey, spices and minimal citrus flavors out. A few drops of lemon juice fall on grapes and berries ...
Hazelnuts and spicy woody tones combine with the first sip, the mouthfeel is slightly bitter and ends with roasted aromas and lightly burnt wood. Roasted cereal grains mix with a hint of beech smoke. The second sip is initially creamy and sweet, but quickly changes back into smoky roasted aromas and bitter bitter wood tones. Slowly a pinch of white pepper appears on the palate and creeps towards the tongue, a spice mixture spreads powerfully on the tongue. Hints of bitter grapefruit and other citrus fruits spread their slightly bitter aroma in the entire mouth, old walnuts come out with hazelnuts. Minimal shows milk chocolate and a touch of espresso.
Tart and dark, the roasted aromas, in combination with a hint of smoke, stick between the tongue and palate, hazelnuts and citrus fruits rest on the tongue. Here and there are sweet elements in the form of raisins, malt, sugar and honey while dried spices are subtly in the background.