No, it is not - unfortunately. This is a rather unimpressive sherried dram which owns neither flaws nor highlights in nose and taste but an unpleasant cardboardy finish. Easy drinkable but I clearly prefer its (non-sherried) siblings.
The colour is chestnutoloroso sherry and the nose offers a blend of sherry and bourbon impressions with significant wood impact. To be honest, this is not very impressive and in a blind setting I never ever would have guessed a 30-years old dram. It s not bad, actually but it is average only (at best). Again, I guess this dram is from Tomintoul distillery. After some breathing the nose turns bitter on both wooden and herbal notes.
The taste is neither impressive with average-only sherry flavours in an old wooden setting with minor cardboardy notes. It is nicely chewable and enfolds more tasty impressions this way (chocolate, waxes) without getting really great. But it is easy quaffable, no doubt.
The initial mouthfeel is much weaker than that of its 27- and 28-years old siblings with a minor coating effect only and some bitter-drying moments (old woods). The finish is of medium length and the cardboardy-ness increases to an annoying level, unfortunately. These casks should have been bottled several years earlier, no doubt. Water is not needed as it just flattens everything.