This one leaves me at a loss. On the one hand, it has a distinctly strong sherry profile with beautiful fruit aromas and chocolate. On the other hand there is a sticky sweetness that I find somehow off-putting. You almost forget that you have whisky in your glass. Depending on the form of the day, one or the other sensation dominates more. Apparently the barrels were very active, if not to say "wet".
But even if it looks a bit young and unbalanced, it has a good price-performance ratio.
Sherry! Sweet grape juice and clear Oloroso / PX notes. Walnuts. In addition, a mixture of light and dark fruits, marzipan, creme brulee and a little black pepper. A roomy, oily mouthfeel contrasts with a gruff alcohol note. With water, the PX note and sweetness become more dominant, plus a little milk chocolate.
Sweet, sherry, vanilla milk or pudding, cherry liqueur, milk chocolate. At some point the distillery profile with the apples and pears will also be recognizable. Slightly sticky in the mouth.
Medium length and mild. Still sweet and fruity. In the end there is dryness. The alcohol remains slightly gruff until the end.