...and actually, this is rather a high-proof sherry than a sherried whisky. Where is the whisky in here? I guess, it would be cheaper to add some industrial alcohol to a cask filled with sherry wine to achieve the same result. Do not get me wrong, this is drinkable and if you like bitter-tannic spirits you might even enjoy it (looking at all the high WB scores obviously a lot of members do) - but: To me this is not a whisky (I call this a "woodsky"). Another undertaker-bottling of the Traditional Scotch profile...
The colour is russetmuscat and the nose offers a completely herbal-driven sherry profile with strong wooden notes but almost no malt flavours that shine through. Even a significant breathing time or a big shot of water does not release any malt-driven aromas. Sorry, this is not a whisky's nose.
The taste is about the same: sherry and wooden flavours but where is the whisky? Water turns the dram rather bitter what happens often with heavily sherried whiskies. It gets more approachable this way but it is completely out of balance to the bitter-herbal-tannic side. I do not like it neither neat nor reduced.
The dram arrives hot but almost not coating on the palate with a significant bitter-astringent feeling from the heavy tannins. The finish is rather short and adds no new impression but it gets very bitter-drying towards the end.