I have tasted the whisky twice. First time was a whisky and beer pairing. The whisky was paired with Amundsen Breweri Orange Haze (a “Summer Session”), which actually worked quite well. The second time we tried it with pizza made with whisky! After enjoying it neat, of course.
Well, more about the whisky. First the whisky was matured for (maybe) 10-12 years in first fill bourbon casks. Then the bourbon casks held IPA for a month before the whisky again was filled into the casks and given a finish for three months. It is bottled at 43 ABV.
The whisky will be available in Norway in November 2016. I do not know at which price.
Sweet on the nose, like a candy shop. I got Fox, a lot of citrus – it is very fresh. And sweet with vanilla and vanilla ice cream. The taste is completely different from the nose. It is fizzy with ginger, synthetic candy and concentrated eucalyptus. The finish is dry and oaky and thin. Some sweetness. Not as balanced as Glenfiddich Project XX, but still a decent dram.
My score: nose 22 / taste 20 / finish 19 / balance 20 = 82