Heavy sherry scent on the nose, underlined by raisins, sultanas, dried figs and dates. Imagine opening Grandma's spice cabinet and taking a deep nose: cloves, rosemary, thyme, cardamom, cinnamon. Mild liquorice candy, malt, dark toffee, crunchy, cracked old leather.
The more time the whiskey has in the glass, the more it opens up. the spices become even more intense, the dried fruits sweeter. Sugar beet syrup, brown sugar, crème brulée with well flamed surface. Caramel.
Thick and oily and with much more bright, even tropical fruits, as one might suspect in this nose. The poached - fruit-related - in the area of the 21yo and leaves mango, papaya, passion fruit and banana on the tongue. Dried fruits only subsidiary. Leather and tobacco notes, milk chocolate, toffee, toasted malt. The spice cupboard. Great pot still spice mix. Small chopped almonds. Licorice. The has an incredible volume, is long-lasting mouth-filling.
Long, only slightly dry, not so old wood. The tropical fruits still linger on the palate, forming a dream of leaving with liquorice and spices.