Award Whisky Guide 2020, Gold Medal World Spirits Award 2020) and the price, my expectation was already significantly higher than for a "normal" German whisky. Unfortunately (for me) he did not meet that by far.
- still very clearly alcohol in smell and taste, not well integrated, looks quite young
- could not convince me in comparison to other Scottish NAS whiskys with a high% filling strength, nor in comparison to high-quality German bottlings (e.g. from the resin) or even justify the high price
relatively subtle, alcohol clearly noticeable, no distinctive aromas, a bit of malt and oak, but if you have tried a few Scots beforehand, unusual fruity aromas such as currants and rhubarb emerge, but youth can still be clearly felt
very strong, strong onset, burns clearly on the lips and mouth without water, urgently needs water, acidic fruity, currant, some sweetness (maple syrup), malt, oak, the wood aroma persists in the palate for a long time
medium-long, strong finish;
long dry oak-heavy finish