Heavy nose. Very heavy on the alcohol initially. This needs time to settle down. Once it does: cherries allover the place, pine tree forest and wood rasin. Orange peel and tea spices. Neither very complex nor very surprising. On the one hand it’s nice, on the other quite disturbed. Alcohol is not very well integrated.
On the palate it is surprisingly soft, smooth and friendly. Sweet, gentle creamy and a little later bitter dry red wine notes. Red grapes/raisins. Some salty notes and a Dutch coffee-caramel candy called hopjes.
Surprisingly short. The color could make you think otherwise. Rooibos tea spices, forest flavors and cherry candy.
This is a typical ‘trendy’ whisky. Not my cup of tea. It lacks complexity, depth and balance. Dark colored & rather young & restless. For me another clear example that color doesn’t mean a damn thing.