The beautiful secret speyside from sansibar / deinwhisky.de with the great white label ...
A sweet sherry bomb that is less overloaded with sherry than you might suspect from the color - great! A mixture of brown, slightly caramelized sugar, cane sugar, cinnamon and liquorice, for example, as sweet flavors that also play a nice game with earthy and slightly woody flavors. Here I come back to my favorite aroma: Spicy and bitter forest honey! The whisky looks sticky and almost viscous, if you can say that about a smell. The spice gets stronger, but it is this game of spicy and sweet that fascinates. It's a bit in the direction of a marinade for a steak when you mix paprika and other spices with honey - spicy and sweet at the same time.
The alcohol is perfectly integrated, the 28 years fit here. Powerful but velvety soft without burning or stinging. It's only 44.9% alcohol, luckily the dram is still very strong and aromatic!
Furthermore, with perfectly integrated alcohol, the whisky flows smoothly over the tongue. The aromas push strongly, and the spicy side dominates first before the sweetness comes out. Woody in the background or as a base, plus spicy forest honey, some oil, light wax and then also liquorice and cinnamon. It is not only the modern sherry flavors that dominate, although one or the other raisins can be found and some leather and black chocolate mixes with it. It stays significantly more on the spicy than the sweet side. An excellent mix of flavors that knows how to please. The 44.9% alcohol has a surprising amount of power but still absolutely zero unpleasant alcohol.
The taste actually continues, the spice dominates, the wood comes out a little more. A touch of bitterness and old, slightly moldy wood. Strong liquorice. The tart and spicy film sticks to the tongue and the palate for a long time and spreads the great taste of this dram for minutes. That's perfect! The sweetness is now only in the memory, the forest honey has been replaced by the spices.
An extremely successful bottling, which is now going to really shake my buying ban. I have to admit that I also find the label extremely beautiful and harmonious - and I actually allow myself to be influenced by something like that. So everything fits here - even with the price you can't complain by today's standards.
N-92, T-91, F-91 for very successful 91 points