...which is a modern herbal-driven sherried dram with a nosing profile I do not really like (but this is just a matter of my personal preference, it is not bad at all) and a delicious and interesting taste/finish. If you like herbal-sherried drams this one is probably a good deal these days, at least worth a try...
The colour is amber and the nose offers a slightly soapy (lavendar) and herbal-driven sherry profile with eucalyptus-menthol notes. It seems they used Caucasian oak for the sherry cask because you never find such a profile with Quercus Alba (American white oak) and it is much weaker with European oak. To be honest, I am not a fan of such an aroma profile but herbal whisky lovers will adore it, most probably. The lavendar-soapy aroma vanishes quickly upon breathing, so no off-note after that.
The taste starts bitter-herbal but quickly the sweet barley sugars and sherry flavours join in and soothe this. The resulting mix is delicious and greatly chewable, it releases more interesting flavours this way (among them chocolatey and nutty impressions). I like it much better than the nose, no doubt.
The dram arrives warming and coating on the palate with some hot moments which are not distracting and absolutely okay for 58% abv. The finish is long and turns winey-sweeter without distracting bitter or drying moments. Water releases additional grassy-earthy aromas in the nose and equivalent flavours on the palate but be cautious not to add too much because the dram flattens quickly. Actually, I like the neat dram best.