Coillmór - Edition Villa Konthor - Port Cask
Coillmór - Edition Villa Konthor - Port Cask, NAS, 46 %
Ever heard of Meatloaf (the artist, not the food)? Ever seen the massive length of most of his song titles? Well, here is a single malt with Meatloaf-esque proportions on both distillery name and name of whisky.
The distillery is named Bayerwald-Bärwurzerei Spezialitäten-Brennerei Gerhard Liebl. My German is a bit rusty, to say the least, but lets try to decipher this. Bayerwald would be the Bavarian Forest. Bärwurzerei means they (also) produce Bärwurz, which from what I can tell is a sort of root schnapps. Spezialitäten-Brennerei is specialty distillery, and finally Gerhard Liebl is the proprietor. In all fairness I have to add that they do seem to also go under the much simpler name Liebl Brennerei.
The company was established back in 1970, focusing on schnapps and similar products. In 1991 they built the first incarnation of the actual distillery. It was further expanded in 1999, 2001 and 2006. Then on February 8, 2006, they distilled the first drops of new make that would later become their first Bavarian single malt in 2009.
The whisky itself is called Coillmór - Edition Villa Konthor - Port Cask. Now this is a lot easier to understand. The brand is obviously Coillmór, and this single cask release was bottled exclusively for Villa Konthor in Limburg, and it has been matured in a Port Cask (cask #200). It was distilled on 2007-10-09.
Nose (21/25): Quite fresh with lots of port notes. Lots of spices and a fair bit of oak influence.
Taste (20/25): Sugar sweet, oaky and a bit herbal. The port influence is quite obvious here as well.
Finish (19/25): The sugary sweetness is taking over, dominating completely. Relatively short finish.
Balance (20/25): Very cool to have tried this, and I would definitely want to try more, both from Liebl Brennerei and other similar German whisky distilleries.
Sláinte! - Thomas