General note: Having tasted all six drams of The Cask Whisperers first release in a special tasting, I have to confess that this release has nothing special (other than disappointment) at all except for a bad price quality relation. Maybe I expected too much of Jim McEwan, who has one of the biggest legacy of modern whisky times. But to me he missed out on adding to it, rather I feel he substracted a lot. It starts with the packing, which looks like it was created by someone on the cheap, not worthy of the big man. The contents, for a first release, where I would bottle my best stuff, is dissapointing to say the least but fits the overall appearance of the release. What you see is what you get and taste for too much moolah based on a high priced swiss market. In this way it is a fitting realease but not on a high note, not at all.
Sherry, cherries, woody - no, not a song by Modern Talking. Wood and a strange spicy cardboardy sweetness. Somehow a bit dirty and finally bitter.
Not bad, but I can't say that I am impressed. Maybe the cask didn't listen enough to his masters voice?
Fittingly, the person who tried to design the selfprinted looking label forgot the cask no. and I will have forgotten this whisky soon, too.