No fresh laundry here.
Engine oil, WD40 (or 10W40, I always mix them up), cold tea, rolling tobacco. Mostly unhealthy stuff, larded with vanilla and Lyle’s Golden Syrup (which is perfect on pancakes). After a while there’s apricot and apple, and some eucalyptus.
The taste is both bitter and sweet at the same time, and slightly oily. Cod-liver oil. At first it’s the pretty in your face. Smoke! Linseed oil and grease, and some sawdust. It then develops a lighter, friendlier character. It tastes pretty young. with a fiery, peppery finish a bit like Longrow Rundlets & Kilderkins.
With water you get a bit of the sourish smell of newmake spirit.
An interesting whisky for sure, but not the classic I was hoping it would be. However, it improves a lot after time. The bottle is about halfway, and the whisky has lost it’s rough edges. It actually turned out be quite a nice dram.