Advent day 17
These reviews are the first ones I attempt and are part of the advent calendar me and my good friend Jim made for each other. These 24 whiskies I’m trying will serve as a “bootcamp” for getting me started on reviewing my whisky. As such I hope the reviews will improve over time. To clarify the process; this is a blind tasting and the post title and category is set after the reveal.
A bit of arrak and bitter almonds. I’m getting notes of marsipan and a hint of salmiak. It has a remarkably light nose with almost no alcohol. that being said there’s still scents to be found, it’s just light.
in contrast to the nose there’s a high amount of burn! I’m getting almonds and the marsipan here as well. And a little bit of honey. There’s a fair amount of peat too but I could be confusing it a bit with the alcoholic burn. After letting it breath for a few minutes and adding a few drops of water it actually balances out alot making it much more pleasant.
Medium long finish. This isn’t flattering but it kind of tastes like honeywater or like cough drops with honey flavour.
A strange whisky, light but flavourful, soft notes and flavours but with a sting. The mouth feel is somewhat oily but not viscous. The colour is a pale yellow reminding me of rapeseed oil.
Virgin Oak barrel, Single malt. Possibly a Speyside whisky. 44% ABV.
Fary Lochan Efterår
Danish whisky stored in sherry casks.
Personal note: That guess was waaaaaay off! Hah.. But still, not the easiest whisky to blind test. Jim has me on my toes once again!