Color: dark gold
Aroma: The alcohol picks something in the nose; a little brackish sherry nose - is this just a finish?, definitely one of these more one of these new-fashioned sherry casks, initially the grape fruit has a slight acidity here, which I classify as a bad note, however, a little later this acid fights a vanilla-like powdered sugar note and makes the whole thing inharmonic;
Taste: Clearly more harmonious on the palate, but also simpler. Here, the clear barrel influence also creates a dominant wooden bitterness. The alcohol stinging in the nose is surprisingly better integrated to the palate, but "good" is something else, because a tingle lasts quite a long time on the tongue.
In the aftertaste, this powerful malt lasts quite a long time. Where I'm undecided whether that's good or not.
Conclusion: This whisky has nothing special and after the excessive influence of wood, the thing would have had to come out of the barrel much earlier. In addition, there is a new-fashioned sherry influence (finish? / Choice of sherry quality?), Which is not my thing. In the end it is a drinkable, but now irrelevant whisky. 78/100