...but this is as immature as (almost) all other underaged drams with both a simple malt and sub-standard sherry profile. Nothing of interest to detect in here so why should I drink such alcohol? Another dram that was robbed of a (possibly) better future when bottled that young.
The colour is burnished and the nose offers an immature profile both on the malt and sherry flavours. Some toffee-sugary notes and sour-winey impressions with shy wooden notes, that is all what my olfactory cells are able to detect. This is unimpressive, nothing else.
The taste is unimpressive too with sub-standard sherry flavours in a barley sugary sauce. Later some wooden spices (hot peppers) join in and the sugars combine to a toffee note but the sherry flavours stay below average with almost none of the really interesting components present. After some chewing the dram turns bitter on tannins (and not on orange marmelade as they stated on the back label).
The initial mouthfeel is hot and very little coating only with peppery-drying moments (cold metals). The finish is short and adds nothing of interest. Water turns both nose and taste flatter without releasing new impressions, I like this dram neither neat nor reduced - sorry Cadenhead, I am not paedophelic.