Like most exotic species, this is a NAS (in the tropics the whisky wants to ripen a little faster - and evaporate). This is an excellent whisky aged simply in new oak barrels. Initially, I smell a vague broth - but luckily that gets even less later. After a year that is all outdated bullshit and it turns out that the soup taste was only immediately behind the cork. Nothing is as frustrating as whisky that tastes good but smells bad - and this is not the case. After an initially complicated start, the palette is going wild. Fruity-spicy, red fruit - cherries! with a dry aftertaste, but not nasty. Excellent. Go buy it - for 40 euros a wonderful successor to the Amrut Single Malt in my cupboard.
Tasting 2: Intriguing spicy soft sweet aromas with evident oriental edge, I call it in the absence of better 5-spice powder (at least star anise). Golden yellow color, beautifully varied in taste, surprising and certainly different from Scotch SM. I am happy again, I tasted it for the first time at the DSMW BYOB in October 2017 at Stavleu. Winner, this one; WB is a bit more realistic with 84.3 points earned by people. Bottlekill with bare knees on a hair after a year after purchase.