Color: Wood Varnish
Nose: There's a definite spicy character from the start. This is peated BenRiach, and you get that it isn't just a straightforward wine cask (port here), but the smoke also isn't incredibly aggressive. It smells more burnt than smoky, so to speak; charred meat, I guess. Not particularly clean on the nose, but also not so wild that I'm liking it for that aspect. Decent. Water doesn't bring out much more for me.
Taste: Continues. It's not particularly thick or oily. In a dram of this profile, I usually view that as a demerit. Not a priori, but many times in practice. This one would likely work better were it a bit more viscous. You get some of the expected dried fruit, but it's not particularly lush. Not much heat for a 53% ABV dram.
Finish: A little bit ashy, although not huge.
Comments: Fall into that range of competent-but-not-exciting malts. I'd have no compunction drinking this every so often, serving it to friends, etc. However, there's not a bunch here that I find compelling. When you're buying these single cask series from Billy Walker distilleries (whichever one he's at for that week), you expect a bit more.