Taste: Powerful start that I didn't expect. Caol Ila shows his youth there. Nevertheless, it does not appear to be sprightly. The power matches the intense peat smoke on the tongue. This also shows the class of the barrel, because the whole thing is rather tart, chocolatey and not on the sweet side. I find burnt toast, again the cherry candies, orange notes, wet stone and black pepper. Everything is surrounded by a note of Maggi Umami. Really great!
Finish: medium to long. Dark chocolate, orange peel and persistent peat smoke.
Conclusion: very nice barrel selection of cherry whisky! It is fun and fortunately is not overwhelmed with sugar-sweet PX. The malt still has enough power to successfully prevail against the Oloroso barrel. Nevertheless, this barrel also leaves great spicy and slightly fruity notes. A wonderful interplay. I don't want to say anything about the price because I would just get upset. A blast whisky for me and rightly largely sold out.