Well they certainly gave it the right name didn't they, I have had a lot of whisky over the years and when I taste something this bad I have to ask why it was bottled?
Am I drinking something different to everyone else because the average score baffles me, this is matches galore on the taste and even though it is heavily sherried that sherry is well and truly in the background which is a real shame because it was nicely fruity.
The burnt match taste/smell swamped everything else, this is not my sort of whisky, it should never have been bottled yet people are paying about £350at auction for the privilege.
I suppose you were warned by the title of the bottle but SMWS should not bottle whisky this bad in my view
The nose is ok, the palate is awful