The aroma of this old drop is intense, it stands in the room long before the glass is led to the nose. The first nose is a revelation of flavors, seldom does a whisky show so obviously yet elegantly its complexity with the first smell. A creamy, oily, full combination of sweet honey, light tropical fruits, aged barrel and subtle herbal notes. That would mean everything? Maybe, but this whisky can do more, it creates what less and less whisky make today: it invites you to dream ...
A colorful tropical potpourri of apricot, yellow plum, pineapple, mountain peach, honey banana, star fear and a splash of lemon with white chocolate, almond cream, grated coconut, vanilla pudding, subtle maraquja. Now, the flavors of the barrel gradually dare with old dried freshly sawn wood (no softwood) to a fresh note of river mint, which is grated between the fingers. Nutmeg and suddenly a clear, dry and slightly tart cinnamon note that I love, a touch of ginger tea .... This nose is a true Whisky dream, hardly believes you would have detected a flavor already, it interweaves with others again and shows up completely new , a kind of the finest, most elegant complexity. Only the smell occupies me for a felt eternity.
The taste is in no way inferior to the nose, just the right fullness and power to bring the flavors, all the aromas from the nose to the tongue, great spiciness of the wood and herbs, but at no time become too one-sided or dominant, rather to create a balance to the sweetness and the fruit. In the second sip, the taste initially tended somewhat in the kräutrige direction before he surprised me again and again increased in fruit and sweet creaminess. A malt like a good book with lots of twists and turns, side sequences and subplots and yet everything comes together to form a big picture.
Is it getting boring? No matter! Also in the finish shows the class of this malts. There are no new flavors added, but it is amazing how consistently they are implemented on the tongue, What really appeals to me on the finish are not the flavors but the texture, the appearance on the tongue, the length of the finish, the suppleness in Combination with well-dosed seasoning, balanced aromas. Even while the second nose builds even sweeter and you are back to sniffing, accompany the flavors of the departure and accompany the complete work.