Appearance: White wine (still ageing remember). Hairline tidemark when swirled, lot’s of nice medium legs
Nose: A slight smokiness and oak, maybe a varnish. It’s quite impressive how much it’s morphed from the new make in 6 days. There’s a confectionary sugar, foam banana sweet aroma (I get that so much!). A woodland smell, earth, tree bark, ground foliage.
Right, I’m just gonna say it and accept the abuse. The funk smells like the back of my hand. It’s that hard to describe an aroma that is not unpleasant at all
Palate: Spicy arrival, quite viscous. Stone fruits, apricot, pear, black pepper, sponge cake batter. It’s quite impressive how much it’s morphed from the new make in 6 days. There’s a bitter chocolate flavour going on. The funk from the new make isn’t lost in the 6 days either, still there!
Finish: White pepper, malt, apricot and chocolate. Medium in length
Overall: For 6 DAYS in the cask this has taken on an incredible amount of character, compared to the new make. More oaky, confectionary and spicy. I can’t even imagine what it will be like after the 3 years, let alone a longer period of time! There’s also the plethora of forest aromas that bring an earthy edge to the spirit. It’s really nice, ALREADY!