Getting drier with a slight bitterness.
[80 - 76 = 'really not bad'-whisky --- but do I need a (second) bottle?]
bright fruits and spice (cinnamon) in the foreground. Behind it a certain sweetness with caramel and honey.
Every now and then the alcohol sticks out together with a "green wood note" / fresh wood.
With more air, more herbal notes are added, lovage, thyme, basil. But then everything turns into a nut note.
Here, too, I keep having these "still unripe nut" moments.
With water: even more herbal aromas, "green" notes.
creamy and oily with plenty of steam; here the malt can take a few more drops of water ...
The taste is then more fruity than on the nose. Getting drier. Remains spicy on the tongue.
It goes in the direction of bitter aromas / bitterness of the type 'skin of walnut', but somehow "green" again (I can't get a better grip on it).
Second sip: spicier again with cinnamon and a slight sweetness.
maximum medium length with spice and at the back still (very slightly bitter) nut flavors.
Getting drier and drier and pulling all the liquid out of the tongue