In the taste there is also a back and forth of aromas, from fresh and fruity to old and heavy, spicy and woody. The impressions from the smell flash up again and again, rarely really tangible. Great!
Very long and pleasant finish.
Right after opening the bottle at the end of June, I didn't like this whisky that much. Now, with a lot of time and air, it has become exciting, complex and very interesting for me. I can occupy myself with a dram forever. It doesn't need any water.
For me this is an extremely complex, very demanding and absolutely successful whisky. Great barrel. The bottle only says "aged in oak casks". I don't think this is a sherry barrel. The color and many flavor components could come from the re-charring, i.e. burning out of the presumably very old barrel.
A constant change from young to old. First fresh, spicy, peppermint, green wood, black pepper, light citrus notes, then the change to the old kitchen cupboard, dust, sawdust, furniture polish, sour cucumbers, but also cinnamon, malt, cloves and prunes. In between, liquorice and a touch of sulfur, tobacco or wet cardboard.
sweet, oily, heavy, dark fruits, dark chocolate, becoming creamy, caramel, tobacco notes, very pleasant tannins, well integrated alcohol, slightly bitter, then spicy, always harmonious, coffee notes, plums. Once old wood, then again juicy, green branches.
forever long with pleasant barrel notes, peppermint, tobacco and unsweetened prunes