30ml at home, Sep 2021.
Pale golden yellow.
Aroma has prosecco, white French dessert wine, elderflower cordial and the slightest touch of carrot and apple baby food up front. A hint of tequila later on. Tequila and lemonade. After a while in the glass it develops something not dissimilar to salt and vinegar crisps. Not an expected aroma profile at all. I'm not sure I've ever nosed a whisky like it. Very interesting.
Taste is delicate, again it hints at white wine and elderflower, minerally, a salty middle leads to faint bready, biscuity vibes that linger on along with the salt and minerally dry white wine notes, ending in a crunchy oaken bitterness.
Definitely one of the most unusual and distinctive whiskies I've tried. Really carves out a corner for itself as whisky's answer to white wine. It's a young whisky but one that plays to its strengths brilliantly and delivers a profile that is unexpected and really enjoyable.
Well, I was not expecting to enjoy this anywhere near as much as I did. It is excellent, although I'm glad I had this as the first whisky of the night as I think the subtle character could get lost if it followed something richer. Overall I really think this is a sensational first effort. Smashed it out of the park just about as well as anyone could do for a first up offering. 3.85/92