Luckily, I had a large enough sample to take it twice more. And especially the second time it was a completely different experience. No, it wasn't a hit that would make me seek out a bottle, but it was definitely an interesting experience with some taste sensations that I haven't experienced in any other whisky before (eg horseradish).
I'm going to repeat myself, but once again it was confirmed to me how very misleading - both positively and negatively - the evaluation of a whisky based on just one tasting can be.
One way or another, however, I still don't understand the over 90-point rating here, which seems to me to be a little overshot, and in my opinion more influenced by the vintage and the distillery than by the exceptionality of the bottle itself.
Vanilla wafers, light anise, pickled cucumbers (including dill), cinnamon, licorice, vanilla pudding, vanilla rolls, sage and orange peel.
+H2O: Light lemon zest, cucumber salad, cake crumbs and butter.
Very (albeit brutally) dense and quite sweet. In other words, syrupy. Alcohol beautifully integrated. Smoke just a little. Honey, pounded (flour) apple, licorice, horseradish, leek, hot radish, boiled ginger, mint and dark chocolate. Especially at the beginning, a strong burning sensation.
+H2O: Toothpaste, hazelnut in honey and rancid butter.
Relatively dry. Mint and menthol, anise, cumin and vanilla sugar. After a longer time, then a bay leaf.
+H2O: Slightly bitter and slightly waxy. Citrus peel, sage tea, fennel and a hint of honeycomb. Anise and licorice linger, as well as mint and menthol.