From the 1920s Blenders Glass rather stocky, extremely dark fruitiness, a PX sherry barrel attack, which even covers the now well known distillery character. Smoked and roasted bacon, somehow sticky mouthfeel or extremely creamy to greasy. Campfire smoke fights against the influence of the barrel, the alcohol is well integrated, but I even suspect some residual sugar in it. An Emperors Way Henry IV that I consulted underlines my impression: this one is much more light-footed, this is more whisky, here the aromas are finer, more subtle and overall more pleasing.
Poured into a Classic Malt glass, the Whisky Druid is still so overloaded, but overall spicier and less greasy, the beech wood smoke is more harmonious here. This is an experience I really never need often.
Mouth and finish:
At first sweet as f***, much too much for me, then in between briefly pops up a Laphroaig-like phenolic smoke, which is pretty much gone again. Health food store liquorice, not as artificial as from Haribo. Dark fruit, dried a bit too long, very creamy and doesn't bite at all, although a little alcohol would be desirable. Gets quite woody in the finish with cooked vegetables, which I can't really name at the moment. Cocoa and milk chocolate, quite nutty.
I drank the 2cl four times, that's all I can put in my mouth. Phew, what a bomb, that's really enough and I'm looking forward to the drop of the "original".
By the way, the Henry IV is more characteristic, less on the 12, but after the Whisky Druid I can hardly taste anything, because after a few minutes I still have the clapper in my mouth.
The will-less German color drinker just buys everything that comes out of the sherry cask and has a corresponding color. So I became a victim myself and thank god I got a sample without opening the whole bottle that was sold again. A bizarre device, which still doesn't excite me after three tastings and after these notes this experience is now a part of my whisky history. Even a fruit fly in the room buzzes around the glass while creating these notes. I grant it!