(not so great), but behind all of it is dried pickling spices and dill
(I think putting a few more years of age on this will bring out these
notes more in the dram).
The first note I got was super sweet butter cream frosting and vanilla
ice cream. Lots of rye pepper and fruits, making the nose densely
thick. The pepper seems very hot like white ground pepper, but has a
bright black fruit note like really good Tellicherry peppercorns. There
begins a subtle waft of fruits and an interesting counterbalance of
fresh motor oil. A little water brings out dried mandarin peel. and a
caraway rye bread-y note. In the background there seems to be a
grapefruit candy note. With time it turns more into a wheat sugary
note, or a something like a sweet-grass note.
The mouth feel is very smooth; luxuriously so! The body does seem a bit
thin here (showing its youth), but fruits abound! Dried apricot shows
up here, along with a peach brandy note too. The pepper doesn't subside
here, but instead turns into warmth through the dram. Some baking
spices are present here, but nothing really standing above one another.
This part is sadly short. Lots of rye bite and oak heat come through.
Vanilla pudding drifts away into oak warmth and the ever present wood