N: A [young] NAS, single malt from Germany. On the nose: Cooked & salted butter, caramel-butter, sweet-maple-bacon/ham and [salted] toffee. Its creamy, peppery and smoky too. To be clear, this is very buttery. with butterscotch and Harveys Bristol cream - and when you look at the cask types used, the complexity and curiosities on the nose are more understood.
T: Very sweet & creamy malt with buttered wafers and more [light] bacon. Theres a salivating development with lots of sweet, savoury maltiness. with a common, light, sour note into the finish. Thats after more buttered, creamy, sweet, toasted toffee delights.
F: A fine, bitter-sour, smoky malt=spirit. A little more cream with a drying finish, but it’s not all plain sailing mind. Theres a sweet, smoked, rubbery weirdness also, arguably not dissimilar to an Auchentoshan profile. Again, check out the cask complexity involved in this ‘vatting’ to understand more, the complexity/confusion.
C: A sacchariferous malt such as this will always be popular, but theres more to this Ember than the sweetness. I like this a lot. Lots to look forward to from this German distillery, that was established in 1985. Its my first whisky from them even though they’ve been producing whisky since 2002. I’m on catchup.
Scores a C[+]