Batch # 1 59.3% bottled 20.02.2019 Vs. Batch # 2 60.9% bottled 24.09.2019
The clear vanilla / caramel notes in the nose have both of them, but # 1 is more aggressive and aggressive. The smoke note is surprisingly more pronounced at # 2 than at # 1.
# 1 has stronger pear notes on the tongue than # 2. Pear (going in the direction of a Williams fire) is always a sure indicator for a young whisky / spirit. # 2 actually works a bit further than # 1, although it's only just under seven months, separating the two in the bottling. In the finish # 2 looks a bit more pleasing and softer than # 1 - but not necessarily longer.
A (fort-) development is definitely to be determined - and it goes in the right direction. It will be interesting to see what the next maturity level tastes like.
A strong smoky note, which - mixed with a lot of vanilla - seems almost sweet. Nougat, marzipan, toffee, latte, caramel. In the background lurks a slightly metallic note that is not obtrusive, but reveals youthfulness. Apricot purée and orange peel leave a fruity component.
Dry onset with intense chocolate and cocoa flavor. Honey, malt, toffee, Werther's genuine, freshly brewed coffee, vanilla pudding. Fresh wood, spicy smoke. The naked number - 60.9% - screams for water, but in fact is not necessary. Green bark, lettuce water. Green apple and crushed, ripe pears. On the tongue he shows his youth more clearly than in the nose.
Short and dry, smoke with increasing intensity. Apple wedges peppered with cloves.