“The marmite whisky”, says Mariella. I’m often a fan of this sweet white wine finish, so let’s see what we have here.
N: With a murky pong, this one might have fared better coming before the sweeter Amarone. I think it’s safe to say we are talking bourbon cask maturation, though arguably, it’s also rather ‘new’/Euro distillery-esque, stylistically. After an hour or so, it starts to sing its slightly unusual song – the wine from the casks entrenched with the spirit, providing notes of honey, melon,… that kind of [typical of the genre] thing.
T: Unlike the Amarone, you can tell this is around 50% abv. Arriving with a ginger & lemon juice bite and a slightly resinous forward momentum, this is considerably more sour in comparison to the Amarone,… slightly metallic,… soapy [yep],…
F: ,.. into more honey, aromatic fruity [Lush Co.] soap and tempered heat into a concluding dryness. At the death, the honeys [from the wine] make me want to go back for another sip. Perfect with ginger beer and a slice of lemon? I agree.
C: Rather ‘interesting’ tricksy/complex/‘academic’/tough to love whisky [delete as appropriate], though I reckon this one found a death seat after the 18yo and then the Amarone. Saying that, it went down fairly easily.