However, despite all this--it is a good whisky bottled at near perfect strength. Nice sherry with old fashioned fruitcake, nuts and old leather notes. Clean. Spicy but not overly oaky bitter; more like pure black chocolate. Pleasant but maybe lacks a bit of depth found in older sherry bottles (no age info given). A very good intro sherry bottle if you want to get friends hooked on single malt whisky, on a dark winter evening, sharing banter around a fireplace.