Intense caramel with a minimally reddish shimmer rests in the glass while many thick and oily "legs" stick to the glass wall of my Premium Snifter. Cold, fruity smoke rises, caramelized sugar plays with apricots and peaches, red grapes and berries are added. Fresh herbs, slightly floral and grassy with hints of citrus fruits, a touch of peat with maritime influences. Traces of burnt wood and grilled pork belly, slightly salty with a pinch of white pepper. At the moment I am fascinated by the multitude of long and oily "legs" on the glass wall, the Wee Beastie also whets the appetite for the first sip visually ...
The first sip flows surprisingly smoothly and creamy through the mouth, sweet grapes and berries are sprinkled with sugar, only after a few moments does a pleasantly smoky and peaty mouth feel with a fine note of pepper on the tongue. The second sip also looks relatively thin and mild at first, but gains in volume and intensity over time. Slightly burned wood, fly ash, bacon, grilled apricots, salt and pepper, menthol, grapefruit, caramel, and muffled smoke.
An earthy smoky note sticks warmly on the palate, hazelnuts, dark yellow fruit notes, earthy, slightly ashy, brine and a few grains of black pepper rest on the tongue for a long time and exude their wonderful aroma. The aftertaste sounds nutty after what feels like an eternity.