It's more than twice the price of an OB 12YO, but boy, this is still value for money. If you can get it at less than £90 as I did, grab it and enjoy it.
Judging by 1st fill sherry, color and ABV I expected some A'bunadh like monster. It's not.
Don't misunderstand, there's abundant sherry.
But it's rounder, not so raw, not so woody.
It's almost more grape than prune, and in such a way it got more of a brandy touch.
Milk chocolate, soft wood, gentle on the alc.
It's rich, it's bold, and neat it's a bit hot, good hot.
It's also solid, so a little water doesn't kill it.
Sweet dark fruits, black currant.
Seriously strong espresso.
Dry exotic wood. Wood spice, softening with water.
This is quite long, and quite evolving.
Hot wood spice slowly fading.
Then it goes sweet on dark fruits again.
And it leaves you with a long lasting taste of a black currant lozenge.