this time, for it is far too young and hence rough and bitter. Having said
that, I do believe this could turn into a beautiful product, given a longer
beauty sleep in the cask. The mesquite smokiness is unique and pleasant. Thanks
for the sample, Ruben.
The nose is, to put it mildly, unusual. Perfumed and flowery. Grasses. Very
sweet. Citrus, cinnamon and dandelion. The mesquite smoke translates into a
light touch of charcoal. But the whole is very soft and reminds me a bit of
geneva. Like I said, unusual.
It is fairly oily, but on the palate I immediately get the feeling again
that I am sipping a geneva. Well, apart from that smokiness. I do not believe
there is such a thing as smoky geneva, is there? Very sweet and smoky with a
hint of oak that is all but subtle. Absolutely spirit. Grain and grass. Midpalate,
it turns quite bitter. And still. It has something, well, unusual. I am
repeating myself here.
The finish is the big flaw of this American single malt. Not only short,
but it also allows the bitter oak to put its foot down much to heavily.