A great nose, a thin body, a taste with some disturbing aromas, a quite good finish.
Tasting with FineSpirits_butler1 in June 2018.
sweet aftershave, heather, soft, caramel, bouillon cubes, (brownish) honey;
a hint of lightly roasted nuts, tropical fruit, dark vanilla sauce flowing on burnt sugar, leather, malty caramel with a proportion of color thinner;
in the beginning the Alcohol has some 'Spiritus', which turns into a mixture of spicy honey and parmesan cheese with the spicy woods, hint of vinegar, rough wooden chair;
Apple juice, arugula seasoning, slices of oranges, peppered wood drawer, cinnamon, light smoke, some workshop, marshmallows, pear jam with cinnamon stick ...
Very round and with a lot of sweetness of all shades and a balanced spiciness.
Clearly from the beginning the main part is 'Highland Park'!
At first stinging and harsh, then:
red berries, gooseberries, citrus, peppery, sour & sweet oranges, vinegar in honey, salt water, apple juice, woody aromas, later trop. fruits, spicy oak and herbs, heather, some smoke;
first impression: thin, watery, far away from the quality of the nose!
the second sip added: bitter-sweet, a lot of acid, leather with dark chocolate.
Herbaceous woody notes, aftertaste of tropical fruits, sourish, a little undefined sweetness, slightly 'vegetable';
woody aromas, also red fruits, wood smoke, cocoa powder.