The Ziegler distillery lies in Southern Germany and is well known for its fruit spirit. But back in 2010 they also launched their first whisky. Nowadays they offer a range of several whiskies including this cask strength edition of their Aureum 1865. When they make it, they put half of the new make in chestnut barrels for one year while the other half goes into Allier oak barrels for the same amount of time. After this, the maturation is continued in used Bourbon barrels for three years before the whisky gets its finish in sherry casks for another year. All of these barrels contribute to the complexity and the variety of flavours of the Aureum 2008 Cask Strength. You will feel and enjoy this everytime you pour yourself a dram of this luscious German whisky.
Eye: Bright amber.
Nose: Very distinct sweet and malty notes. Freshly harvested grain combined with honey and caramel. In the background there are restrained fruity and floral notes.
Palate: When you take your first sip, you will find the sweet and malty notes again which you already had in the nose. Drinking this whisky feels like coming home from the grain harvest on a mild autumn day, smelling warm German butter cake with almonds and sugar that was just taken out of the oven. You will also find honey, raisins and even slight cherry notes.
Finish: Very powerful and smooth at the same time. A very long, sweet and warm finish with honey and caramel.
Type: Single Malt Whisky
Aged: NAS (probably 5 years)
Alc. volume: 53.9%
Bottle size: 0.7 litres
Price range: ~60.00 Euro
More info: http://www.brennerei-ziegler.de (Distillery)