An Austrian whisky with a Pinot Noir finish. My first Austrian whisky, and immediately something special. I learned, during the tasting where this whisky was presented, that the guys who made this wonderfull dram are actually grappa makers. And for me, this is no surprise... The distinct grape influence really hints towards grappa. I don't know how they do it, but this is really something special. A very nice whisky with a beautiful balance between grape, sweetness and herbs. The pinot noir is not really noticeable in my opinion. But that is ok. I'm so surprised how they have combined pine woods, grappa, vermouth, etc. Really complex and beautiful. Finish is interesting too, with the sandy menthol touch. And I'm very surprised that the ABV is only 40%. This whisky has a punch, a certain alcohol prickle that is very nice. It tastes like the ABV is 48% or so. 87/100 is maybe a bit high, but I'm really surprised in the positive sense :-) Wauw!
A unique nose with floral entry. I have a direct violet scent combined with resin and delicious vermouth aperitivo. The vermouth transforms the nose a bit - more herbal, bit chemical. Violets transform into lavender. The scent becomes more sugary, bit oily. Wauw.
Complex upon entry with the distinct vermouth influence also noticeable in the taste. Speculaas-coockies (nutmeg) in combination with grape seeds. Hint of grape peel as well. Sugar from the nose returns too and is mixed with a forest like scent- think of pine woods. Adventurous taste, bit weird, atypical for a whisky. I like it!
Medium finish with a lot of oiliness. Vermouth is still here, hint of fish oil too. Hint of menthol at the back. Bit weird... Grape influence is also noticeable, but more flat, more sandy...