A delicious and interesting malt! The sharp, shaped by gunpowder note in the taste and aftertaste takes some getting used to, but gives this bottling a special character and makes me this malt. The nose is extremely sweet and goes in the direction of "Schnüffelwhisky". A great and high-contrast whisky, I like it very much!
Dark Caramel shines clearly in the Premium Snifter, on the glass wall sticks a tough streak of the occasional oily drops and loosely seek their way back into the glass. Dark orange aroma and chewy caramel rise powerfully on the nose during the first nosing, hazelnuts and roasted aromas dissolve and end in creamy milk chocolate. Dark peaches and old apricots stand out with a hint of vanilla, nut chocolate and a dash of fresh mint show up. The yellow fruits retreat as cherries and plums move into the foreground. Beguiling sweetness flatters the nose, the nose gains significantly in volume, if I could I would not drink this malt but inhale ... ;-)
Briefly, dark fruit flavors rest in the mouth before spicy wood elements hit the palate after the first sip. A load of pepper explodes on the tongue, it tingles and tickles in the entire mouth area. After the charge of gunpowder slowly fades away, hazelnuts, burnt sugar and dried apricots and peaches appear. Chubby warmth dresses for minutes the palate, still sticks a (now) pleasantly sharp film on the tongue, walnuts swim oily and slightly rancid in the saliva. On the second sip, dark caramel comes into its own before another shot of gunpowder and extremely hot pepper explode on the tongue. Gradually dark and dried fruit flavors come to light, hints of grapefruit and other citrus fruits give the taste a tart touch.
The pleasant sharpness still sticks between tongue and palate, slightly decayed pieces of wood rest under the tongue, the echo now looks slightly earthy and harsh. Dark walnuts and wet leaves appear after a few moments, the aftertaste becomes tighter and wooden. An indefinable spice note sticks to the palate, the mouthfeel gets creamier, the salivation is astonishingly only now aroused in the aftertaste.