Nordic Whisky #59 - Braunstein 11:2
Braunstein 11:2, NAS, 46 %
The Braunstein 11:2 is a lightly peated release. It has been matured in bourbon casks and fresh American oak casks.
It is still possible to order the Braunstein 11:2 from the distillery's own online shop. The price is DKK 795.
Nose (21/25): Quite sweet, with the initial wave of aromas being vanilla and white sugar. There is a mild oak influence here, and some spiciness. Mildly creamy on the nose, which I would attribute to the fresh American oak. It's a bit cool on the nose, and I find traces of something not quite smoky, but rather like charred oak.
Taste (21/25): Spicy and sweet. Pepper and slightly burnt caramel. Vanilla and fruit drops. The mouthfeel is a bit creamy, picking up the notes found on the nose.
Finish (21/25): Caramel, burnt toast, demerara sugar, and sweet fruit drops covered with powdered sugar. Medium long, and it ends on a very nice and light note.
Balance (21/25): Bordering on having too much oak influence, but stays on the right side of said border. Nice bourbon character, but I am having some trouble finding the distillery character here. Anyways, it's a fine dram.
Sláinte! - Thomas