All I can say is Bounty!!! After having the bottle opened for about 4 weeks, the oxidisation has worked its magic, this whisky has really opened its self up.
Returning back to it, there appears to be a more prominent coconut note mixed with dark chocolate, hence the bounty reference (being a bounty fan, I approve 100%). This is also bursting with cherries and if you're from Australia or managed to ever try a cherry ripe, thats also very distinct on the nose.
Cherry pie, with molasses, dark sweet caramelised fruits, which are an absolute sensation on the nose, especially for dessert lovers.
Thickshake! The viscosity here is like a thick custard, you'll be chewing on this dram. Conforming pearls on the side of the glass, then begin the slow and steady race back down to the bottom, the thick oils are present here, no doubt influence from the tannins of the sherry cask. I get creme brulee that coats the mouths, followed by candied cherries and sugar syrup. The finish as a slight oak spice, quite pleasing after all the sweetness on the nose and the first mouthful, almost like a bitter ginger note, not enough to throw you, just enough to add a good balance.
The finish is long, still, feel my teeth are coated in candy.
A sherry monster. I think the Bunna spirit complements sherry cask stupendously and this EOI Bn7 has not disappointed. I love the way that IB's play around with different cask and gives us a new expression we normally wouldn't get from the distillery themselves.
With time, this is one of those drams that keep getting better and better.
I didn't add water to this, although I have, and in my opinion it doesn't need it. Perhaps start with precursor dram to acclimate the palate before diving into this CS.