Boiling cereals in fermentation, hot malt beer. The nose is not very appealing at first glance, but you just have to be patient because by breathing, it becomes more and more sweet and more pleasant. Wow, superb texture on the palate, a blend of vanilla, lemon and citrus. Not very varied but well balanced. In that sense, we have a solid foundation on which to work to improve everything. The Achilles heel is the final that is not supported and lacks a pattern but the whole is very nice and well presented.
Keep in mind that this is a "work in progress" to appreciate this whiskey at its fair value. Because it lacks depth and finish, which is basically normal for such a young whiskey. Wait a few more years and I guarantee you will tear off the bottles of this distillery. For having the chance to plunge my glasses in some "old" barrels (about 10 years) during my visit of the distillery, I can affirm that the best is to come! Nose: Cereals, flowers, lemon and a touch of sweetness. Not really spectacular. Palate: Beautiful texture on the palate, sweet cereals, burnt wood, vanilla, citrus and some flowers. A beautiful complexity. Final: Not very long and a little dusty.
Hyper pallor that betrays its minimum of 3 years of age required to maintain its name. Nose: Small cereal, pear, flowers and soap. Malt barely grilled, Strong in alcohol on the nose, although it only has title to 43%. Palate: Still a floral impression, personality very little aggressive on notes of sugar cane. Too much lightness, its little character disappears in a jiffy. Final: A little tasteless. Ends on berries. Soapy cereal, dust and flowers. Balance: Not horrible, but not great either. Bring us an added value, such as a cask finish or even an increase in the alcohol content. Otherwise focus on sauerkraut. But hey, let's give the runner a chance, we say that a cask strength version is about to come into being ...
A piece that begins with a strange mix of samplings that seems announced an epic end, but ends in slow too quiet. Sweet coriander? Honey bees on the PCP? Below this hallucinatory mixture, grain is hidden before the arrival in the mouth which is much quieter, with a very cereal beginning and a rather banal end but of good length. Too bad, it was so good, but it's still interesting.