Nordic Whisky #50 - Audny Series 3 Single Cask
Audny Series 3 Single Cask, 4 YO, 46 %
This is the third release in the Audny series from Norwegian Distillery Det Norske Brenneri (formerly Agder Brenneri). The Audny Series 3 Single Cask is a four year old, sherry matured whisky. It is released in a limited run of 1000 50 cl bottles
The Audny Series 3 Single Cask is availble to buy in Norway at NOK 549,50 (item number 2269302).
Nose (20/25): Milk chocolate, banana, citrus, apples, red berries and a bit of oak. It does have a slight sting of alcohol, letting us know this is still a quite young whisky. Given some time in the glass I detect mild sherry notes, cardamom and malt.
Taste (20/25): Peppery attack. A bit aggressive, as they also say on the back label on the bottle. The mouthfeel is rich, and slightly oily. White pepper morphing into black pepper faster than you can say pepper-morphing-whisky. There is more than just pepper here, of course; it is fruity with apples and pears.
Finish (19/25): Vanilla, mild caramel, honey, and canned pears. The finish is warm-ish and relatively short. It has a metallic and woody touch right at the end.
Balance (19/25): A decent dram, but I was hoping for a bit more really. This was not the step up from Series 1 and 2, that I was expecting. It is also nowhere near as good as their Eiktyrne, a whisky that has had a finish in small blood tub casks (40 liter). I believe the right way to go for Det Norske Brenneri is to use more small casks in the mix, while thjeir whisky is still so young.
Sláinte! - Thomas