Woody. Earthy. Like walking in a forest on a damp and dricht day. A touch of mushroom. Difficult to go behind the wood screen. Touch of dry fruit. Apricot. Gets more lively when aerated. Sour cider apples.
A very short sweet start then a full blast of bitterness. Wood rules the palate.
Tastes old, too old…
Crisp, dry, bitter.
The cask has left a dour print on this whisky. Too grumpy for me.