Advent day 11
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.
Pretty weak nose. There’s definitely some smoke and hints of ocean. having let it breathe a while I’m getting green apples and acetone.
Following the nose the palate is also fairly weak but at the same time smooth. I’m getting a bit of white pepper towards the end. Not sure what else I’m tasting, there’s nothing really sticking out for me. The mouth-feel is a little bit oily.
Some leather and the salt comes back. Green spruce or possibly juniper berries.
Pretty weak whisky (unless my tastebuds and nose are having an off day). Feels incomplete and immature.
Virgin oak cask maybe? I have to guess that this is a young Swedish whisky or maybe Japanese. 44%. Blended malt.
Personal note: Japanese whisky really has highs and lows in my book. Nikka Coffey Malt is one of my personal favorites. This however clearly was not.