There is so much activity taking place with world whisky that it is hard to keep up. Too hard. There are hundreds of new distilleries from every country under the sun and whenever I am handed something new there is a little nervousness and anticipation of whether it is going to be okay or melt my tongue off.
This one, from Austria, is the produce of a Schnapps distillery that started making whisky.
First going into virgin oak casks and then finished in various others.
Rauchkofel Batch 3 Sherry Finish 43%
Nose: Rubber, new wet suit, really super cheap cola, burnt gummy bears.
Taste: Soft and sweet, orange, then weird rubber, cherry, cheap Schnapps.
Finish: Medium length. Very odd here, melted gummy bears served on cardboard might be close.
Austrian whisky, Sherry Finish. This has picked up some awards at the IWSC but I wasn’t impressed with this one at all. Very odd. Small stills and virgin oak again creating some weird off notes.
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Austrian Review #1
Whisky Network Review #1006
Network Average: 75.2
Best Score: 94
Worst Score: 12
60-64 Just About OK
65-69 Ok to Good
75-79 Very Good
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