German whisky. German. No I’ve never tried a German whisky. Well, until I was in Frankfurt and was on a stand with a new German whisky called Stork Club. Then it just felt rude not to try something of theirs.
They are doing a single malt and a single rye whisky but this one caught my eye instead. Partly because it had the exact number of days it had been maturing on the label, and partly because it had been maturing all those days in a Bordeaux red wine cask.
Stork Club Ex-Bordeaux Single Cask 55.9%
Nose: Red gummy bears and slightly burnt rubber, floral oak, rose water, vanilla, chilli sauce. A slightly weird combination if you ask me but it kind of works.
Taste: Spicy arrival, chilli sauce, coriander, curry sauce, ginger, some green apple and orange, a little rubber into the finish. Quite an interesting but spicy taste.
Finish: Medium length. More spice and a little rubber. Not so balanced here and a little off.
Local barley single malt whisky matured in a red wine cask for 1207 days. Not bad, finish is a bit weird. German whisky!
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