In the nose, a strong alcoholic sharpness initially attacks my sensory cells. A pronounced acidic note now appears behind the alcohol. This reminds me of lemon and lime juice. This citrus note is backed by vanilla biscuits with a subtle sweetness. Then it gets spicy with pepper and ginger and the oak barrel becomes more and more noticeable with wooden aromas that smell of wooden beams in the Bauhaus, earthy tones with a little leather, wet hay and wet tobacco. It all looks out of round and inharmonious. The acidic note is not well integrated into other aromas, the wood has left too many dominant traces, the whisky appears less complex and unbalanced.
In the mouth, the whisky initially tingles on the tongue, like a shower with a lot of carbon dioxide. Uff, then comes a bitter-sour cargo with lots of wood, wet tobacco, leather and a hint of muff. The citrus fruits are strong, pepper and ginger provide a spiciness with a spiciness, the vanilla is perceptible with a slight sweetness in the background. It was definitely an experience in the
Mouth that I've never had before. I need to take another sip. Bah ... the woodiness and mustiness become even more intense. This has nothing to do with the pleasant influences of the oak, which you know from the good old whiskys ... this looks totally inharmonious, nothing really fits together, the individual notes do not mesh.
The finish is slightly bitter with chewed walnuts, musty wood, some hay and tobacco. The citrus fruits are barely noticeable, I no longer feel any of the vanilla biscuits when they smell.
What can I say? If I had bought a bottle of it, I would be really angry because you can get really great whiskys for this money. Fortunately, this was just a sample and this experience shows me again: Sometimes a blind purchase of a large bottle can really backfire! I haven't had whisky in a glass for so long that was so out of round and inharmonious.
I give it 80/100 points. And that's the worst whisky I've had in a glass for a long time.