slightly smoky, sooty, fresh cement and putty. engine oil and butter. coins in a tin box. dried fruit, nuts, chestnut. very old style imho. with water the sherry influence becomes stronger. a little austere but very good. the un - bunnaest bunna I have tasted so far.
neat: very strong but less austere than on the nose, but I definitely need water: creamy mouthfeel, dry sherry influence, I don´t think it was one of those pour-away-sherry casks that are specially made for the whisky industry. the smokiness and sootiness remains, also the butter. truffles. butterscotch. danish pastry. different nuts. this bottle really has to tell a story though it´s completely unsexy.
rather long, still sooty and rather nutty.