Oh and whisky-wise: Fantasic stuff! It’s not incredibly complex, it’s rather straight forward: this one is all about sherry. But man..in an very impressive way!
This has written PX sherry bomb allover it! This is such a sophisticated nose! Warm red fruits and canned tropical fruit punch. Also it’s very sweet. Loads of raisins! There is also a very sweet white wine smell to it. That very sweet Muscat wine that is used as an apperative. There is a slight alcoholic sting. Splendid nose!
Incredible sweet, full flavoured and very mature! This definitely appears older then it is. The balance is fantastic. Mouthfeel is gentle and soft. Red fruits dominate the palate together with intense dried herbs and also raisins. There is even a slight grassy note to it. Absolutely no water is needed to get this to drinkable levels. Alcohol is very well integrated. Water does stoften it up even more and it gives room for a creamy, silky body with wood influences.
Oh this is sticky stuff! And glad to it! Very long finish! It is a deserving finish for an even more splendid whisky! Again red fruits and herbs but more delicate herbs then in the taste. With water more dried wood joins in. It all finishes up in a very smooth, silky mouthcovering experience.
It’s going to be quite challenging to wait for next years annual dram time when my little mate turns 2.