Notes from a blind tasting.
OK, he looked much stronger and younger now, doesn’t necessarily speak for the distillate.
Immediately after pouring apple juice, cookie dough, a little mineral, maybe a little grass, the cookie dough goes back, the apples get stronger, now slightly fermented, become sweeter overall.
After standing for a while, sweet, heavy, a little caramel, hardly any fruit left, actually nothing else, just sweet and caramel, just a biscuit. A few herbs with movement. The alcohol tickles your nose a bit, maybe an idea of grass, but more herbs. Warmth now brings very intense fruit notes, fruit acid, apples again slightly unripe, extremely fresh, a splash of raspberry juice, a lot of fruit acid, the alcohol now bites a bit more, with increasing warmth floury apples are added.
Heidewitzka, a lot of alcohol, I would say young thing, some first-fill bourbon, strong aroma, 7-8 years, maximum 10, probably around 60%, that's a real grenade, the mouthfeel is tight, still the cookie dough, Caramel, classic bourbon profile, nothing outstanding, a few herbs towards the back, becoming sweeter towards the finish. The second sip is again significantly less sweet, more herbs, another hit more alcohol, even if it doesn't burn that much on the tongue this time, it is very fuel-heavy.
The finish is short, it warms up extremely long, but on the tongue it is short, becoming sweeter, but not too sweet. Here also in the second sip, mild and sweet, strongly stimulates the flow of saliva.