Tip: 10 years, Edradour, ex-Sherry and CS.
Acts pretty much the same as 46%, although sometimes it pinches a bit in the nose. Very present sherry, which tends towards fruity, winey, with an unusual, perfumed, almost puffy touch. Behind the leathery, hearty umami, the marzipan (clear reference to sherry-seasoned casks made from US oak), the damp wood and the red fruits, something milky and sour flashes up. I have to think of Edradour right away. If that's not it, I can think of Jura or Fettercairn, and I've already had one or two wine barrel-aged Auchentoshans going in that direction. But I would guess a 10-year-old Edradour from the Un-Chillfiltered Collection just because of the nose. Interesting, very present nose in any case, but you have to be able to deal with this weirdness.
Very strong in the mouth, I doubt my 46 percent theory here again. Really a lot of fresh American oak, plus pear, tart red berries, a good boost from the alcohol and definitely something soapy and milky in the last third. Age around 10 years fits, Edradour would still be my tip. Only if it's one of the UCF series, I wouldn't want to put my hand in the fire for that. I would now rather bet on a barrel strength. There were always exclusive bottlings.
Quite hot and hot when undiluted. Very extractive in character, with a lot of wood, a lot of fire and a lot of alcohol-triggered barrel pre-allocation. Quite boisterous and not very harmonious. I can still gain a lot from the nose, the taste a little less, and in the finish that's definitely not my thing.