Notes from a blind tasting.
And recognized! One of my favorite whiskys, luckily I still have some of ...
Today one point less than the first Notes.
Strong ashes and sweet campfire smoke hit you immediately after pouring. After just a few moments, strong mineral notes appear, the smoke becomes increasingly phenolic, the sweetness disappears and disinfectants are added. With movement more open flames, more in the direction of coal firing. Put the lid on and wait ...
After a while, a citrus fruitiness can be felt, the sweetness is back in the form of dark toffee, the smoke overall is more subdued and a delicate peach note rounds off the whole thing. The nose is well integrated. Warmth makes it incredibly mineral and phenolic at first, sweetness or fruit can no longer even be suspected. Later, sweetness and now significantly darker fruits come back, while it still remains mineral and phenolic, but barbeque notes also appear occasionally.
In the mouth it is very soft at first, again minerally with a clear peat sweetness, dark toffee and block malt. The mouthfeel is quite creamy, with tart notes clearly emerging towards the back. In the second sip it has a much more mineral effect and also develops a little liquorice towards the back.
The finish is quite long, continues to dry out, until there is only ash on the tongue at the end. It warms up the chest area quite clearly.