GJR schreef:Hij is nog dicht, maar dat gaat niet lang meer duren. (...) Zal als ik hem open eens proberen een tasting note te maken
Nose: Quite obviously vanilla accompanied by some earthy, buttery tones. Caramel candy tones coming through. Not very hefty on the nose, quite soft and takes it’s time to open up. With some water added some fruity smells appear, somehow it makes me think about some mixed sundried fruit. Some citrusy tones manifest themselves also.
Taste: Some bittersweet, but also nutty flavours. In the background it taste a little bit burnt, might be the charcoal filtration. With water richer, some raisins as it have been (lightly) sherry-finished. Nutty nougat taste is coming out. Needs it’s time to open up. Warming on a cold winter eve!
Finish: Quite short alcoholic finish. Clear oak tones, a little dry and nutty. Some bitterness showing. With water easier, but more wood comes out, finish stays short. Some charcoal is getting through the back of your throat into your nose (bbq: cooling down of the used coal). Worst part of the dram, not really unpleasant, but the nose and taste promised more.
Balance: Overall not bad, the nuttiness and vanilla is quite nice. The finish is quite heavy on the alcohol; it’s quite difficult to keep a sip in your mouth for some time without the alcohol forces you to swallow it quickly. With water the balance is somewhat better, but in my opinion the dram should be bottled at a lower alcohol percentage.
Conclusion: Well, the different points giving over different tasting sessions vary a little, but it scores in total always around 75 points. I’m not sure that this is my kind of dram, but as my taste is still developing I keep tasting this bourbon and might alter the scores in the future. Price of this bourbon around 30 euros.
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