N: There’s no question this is from a sherry cask, one that talks of [Nocino] walnut and ginger [Prunella] liqueur – [reviews of those amazing bottles to follow] – and even Edradour [WLP] in part. Furthermore, I find this minty, spearmint-y and again, like the G&M miniature, with confectionary and [laundry] household tones and a bready new make vibe to boot. I think this may be as formidable as the Cadenhead 16yo on the palate. Let’s find out.
T: Thankfully it’s not as fierce as I’d anticipated, just yet! Instead, we’ve a dry herbal-infused sugary-bitter-sweet sherry arrival, the new make-y spirit seemingly intact despite the influential yet sympathetic [refill, surely?] cask influence of 28 years. Peppery herbal bread on the turn,…..
F: ,… increasing in peppery vibrancy as if it’s going to take off. Geez Louise!
C: Not for the faint-hearted, this has varied appeal.