The whisky is truly powerful. The nose gives it away, the palate regrets it if water is not added. A light Scotish Mist also runs through the glass immediately as a whiff. A beautiful light brown is actually enriched with orange color nuances.
A mixture of dried fruit, leather and wood spice is stated on the back of the bottle for the smell. This was also my very first impression. Then I gave the whisky 14 minutes. The smell becomes more vanilla, "warmer", light notes of nuts. The song "In der Wiehnachtsbäckerei.." shot through my head. The constant nosing is really great fun.
Even with water, the whisky still has a lot of power, which is reflected as "sharpness" on the tongue. The sweetness of vanilla placed in the nose is looked for in vain. The finish gives the wood ample space. The taste in the mouth changes elegantly. You know immediately that you have drunk a good drop.
You could describe the finish as long. In any case, the barrel taste lingers on the tongue for a long time, which turns into a little fruit at the very end.
The whisky reminds me of the intensity of smell and taste of the 1980s bottlings from Speyside. Nice that something like this is bottled again today.