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.
The last of the six TCW first release whiskies. The nose is dominated by wine and getting towards struck matches the longer I nose it. Confirmed on the palate where the wine takes over in a never ending fight between wine and whisky. The wine clings to my tongue like someone who doesn't want to let go. But I say: yes please, get out of here. But the bugger simply doesn't.
This was the last 2cl dram of a very disappointing The Cask Whisperers first release tasting and I am glad I will never have to spend any money on any bottle that I tasted today. Overrated, overpriced, not a friend to my palate.