A really nice pleasure whisky - not particularly spectacular, but I'm sad that it was only a 2cl sample, because this whisky is on a consistently high level in all respects.
Immediately after pouring, I am already greeted by ripe notes of a slightly older bourbon maturation. Already at the beginning hardly any alcohol in the nose, but also some wood - which I like very much, if it is not so bitter in the foreground.
It gets really nice after just 5-10 minutes and I find it difficult not to try it directly. It spreads comparatively quickly and so far I think the alcohol strength and the time of bottling are great.
The nose is a really classic bourbon maturation, vanilla, old, light wood, sweet notes of caramel, toffee and also some After Eight mint chocolate and some light, southern European fruits in the back in the middle - the oak resonates on all levels. A great balance and quality between the three or four elements of this spectrum of aromas that are offered here.
A point of criticism, however, is that even after 25 minutes there isn't that much coming out of the back, so the complexity is limited, especially in the end part. Therefore only very solid 90 points.
Clearly tart and more oak here, immediately afterwards a really great and ripe sweetness, with a note of tobacco at the back, the entire time there is something moving on the palate.
The mouthfeel is outstanding and I just want to let it roll very gently on my tongue before swallowing the sip and enjoying the aftertaste
Almost very long, but rather light and not extremely intense.