And the whisky in my glass was poured from a quite unusual bottling - done by the staff of danish Braunstein distillery on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of DFDS north sea ferries. If my memory serves me well than this dram reminds me a little of very delicious stuff from the end of the fifties/beginning of the sixties period that had comparable profiles (e.g., WB id 25343 Glendronach 1963). I like it a lot but I can imagine that others will find this profile rather unusual (esp. if one never experienced such old-style whiskies).
The nose is unusual too with a very sweet (heather honey) and fruity/autumn floral profile as well as lots of lovely old bottle flavours (aceton, lacquer paint). I really like it.
The taste is very sweet on delicious honey and fruity flavours (oranges) combined with a crispy maltiness and some spices (vanilla, peppers, even hints of salt). Some drops of water smoothen the dram further and reveal more of these delicious nutty flavours (walnuts, brazil nuts). It gets more peppery too. More water flatten the profile somewhat but kick the finish to an extended length.
The arrival on the palate is mellow first before it gets more spicy (peppery). It coats the whole of the mouth instantly. The finish is of medium length and adds some nice nutty aromas to the scene. The wood is firm and provide a sound structure for all of these but never gets bitter or drying. Very enjoyable...