The vanilla intermingles with fruit compote, a little youthful perhaps but not uninteresting. Travelling through is that famous ‘Het Anker’ cask: it is not overpowering, but certainly lets you know that this whisky met some casks on its way to you. Its mellow nature causes you to want another sip; at the same time, it’s a bit too easy-going, a bit too ephemeral to make a huge impact. There’s a slight note of bitterness towards the end – no doubt a product of the Belgian Yeast used in the brewing – that really rounds off a pleasant package. Interestingly, the whisky does make a great companion to the Tripel from which it is derived; there are complimentary flavors that really pop, like the fruit element.
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