Clear sherry influence with honey, grapes and grape seeds. Custard and shavings from a pencil sharpener. The oak can be clearly felt. Overall, the scotch looks rather dry and woody. Pleasant sweetness and fruits (peaches and pears), however, hold against it. The nose can be described as quite intense. If you let the glass stand for some time, the aromas are much more harmonious and you discover a fine, nutty malt with slightly bitter orange zest. If you swivel the glass, the wood will come through more clearly. The longer the whisky is in the glass, the more the sour impression prevails.
Very balanced and pleasant at first. The body is rather defensive. Lots of nuts, chocolate, grapes and a few raisins. A hint of creaminess with a tendency towards a watery impression. There is a slight acidity above everything that not everyone will like. Over time, the whisky tilts and brings me mineral and floral notes that I really don't like here.
The medium-long finish is accompanied by hazelnuts and cinnamon. In the taste, citrus fruits come through again. The cold espresso from the previous day is added as well as a strong impression of hops.
Did I just have beer in my mouth?
Conclusion / points:
"Because of this malt, no Eskimo falls off the sled."
I would have estimated the scotch to be much younger and would have guessed that barrels that were mostly worn out were at stake here.