Much deeper, darker, old, viscous honey. A lot of it! The wood has done a lot of good work here (preview: which unfortunately has completely disappeared) and makes smelling a pleasure. Powdered sugar with real vanilla is lying on the honey bed and I would like to incorporate the sticky manna immediately, but there is more to come. Toffee, caramel, cotton candy reinforce the impression of a confectionery stall at the fair. Baked bananas, "Apfelkiachla" and a slightly woody impression complete the overall picture.
I would describe the malt in terms of nose as light, but at the same time full and really pleasant.
Mouth / outlet / Nachschmecken:
As previously announced, the rest of the tasting is less enthusiastic. The Scotch Whisky is too simple in the mouth and can be used on its own. A bit of sweetness is complemented by woody bitterness and spice and yes - basically that's it. Unfortunately, the tasting is too complex for me and simply a bit bland.
The single malt leaves the palate as a bit of sugar and leaves the woody, bitter oak in the mouth for a short to medium length.
Relative: S. Conclusion.
Conclusion / points:
I was positively surprised. Everything I've read or heard about it so far was not sooo tingling. Yes, I also read Notes, which were positive, but I felt that those impressions were rather in the minority. That's how my nose convinced me here. Deep, dark, sweet and with a sticky impression. Bourbon-like, only milder. Unfortunately, the taste dropped far. I would definitely recommend this scotch to beginners in the world of malt.
I actually had a hard time here (as I haven't done for a long time). On the one hand, it doesn't meet my requirements (anymore), but on the other hand, I know exactly that I would have liked this malt a few years ago. Imagine that you come across this first real single malt from JW Red or Black and I know that this would be a revelation. In my assessment, I try to do justice to this conflict between experience, my own aspirations and beginners' perception and try to find a mediocre balance in the awarding of points. I don't know why I'm having a hard time with the malt and not just "driving over it" ...
Anyway - I once had a couple of SMWS Glenmorangies in a row tasting and it would fit perfectly. I bet that "The Tarlogan" could blindly be classified as Glenmorangie by many. This could be seen as bland on the one hand, but on the other hand also as a property that gives Glenmorangie an unmistakable recognition value. I am for the latter and see it positively.