this is definitely a different kind of whisky; I would be lying if I say I have fallen in love with this, but I admire how different this is to many recent tastings - it dares to be different. With some water the nose loses the mouldiness and becomes more floor polish and lemon cleaning fluid; the mouth opens up and is a lot tamer, the bitterness is still there but is that bit more appreciative; the finish lessens, especially in the peppery heat, still quite a bit of hanging around bitter fur in the mouth to enjoy/ensure, reminding me of the bitterness of the anaesthetic applied at the dentists; one for dental workers everywhere!
very pungent, mouldy room, damp barns
the initial taste is far more normal than the nose would suggest but the oddness emerges again; the mouth gets some furring; it manages to been quite sweet and have a bitter earthy quality at the same time
long; a huge amount of heat; bitterness follows and the interior of the mouth takes ages to rid itself of the notes