Well matured and well selected. The delicate vanilla note on the nose
does pleasantly echo on the palate, with a good balance of oak and
spice. A savoury experience, especially when giving the grain whisky
some time to develop its full aroma. Well done!
I thank Whisky-Doris (Versandhandel Doris Debbeler) for the sample!
The nose starts off with loads of vanilla - custard and ice cream,
complemented by lingering coconut and white chocolate. A touch of citrus
emerges with a whiff of oak and gentle spice behind. Rather complex and
Very smooth at the beginning with lots of lingering vanilla and a slight
citric note. This is followed by a significant amount of oak, subtle
cinnamon and German Lebkuchen spice. Very warm indeed with delicate
roasted nuts, dark honey and prickling oak towards the finish. Pleasant
Long and deliciously sweet with vanilla and some dark fruit, maybe plum.
Gets a bit dry on the tail with oak, ginger spice, and black pepper.
Vibrant and mouth-coating.
WITH WATER: The delicate vanilla flavour
significantly decreases on the nose with a slightly bitter touch of
citrus and oak spice coming through. Water tames the warm spiciness on
the tongue bringing a creamy sweetness of delicate vanilla and coconut
with winterly spice to the fore. The finish is medium long and warm with
prickling oak and a warm touch of pepper on the tongue.