Yes ... one of the best to us!
I did not really know what to write because words are not appropriate while celebrating this wonder-dram.
Just classic, verry mature, strong real whisky from back in the day.
Tasting with Armin Fuchs, Xochi, Pochi, TigEr and Siegfried in October 2015.
(Most beautiful color plays)
Malty in a very complex and aromatic way - giving the feeling of great maturity right from the beginning.
Tingling classic 'Sherry' and strong cask influence throughout with jams (plum, cherry, marmalade), a lot of citrus ((candied) peels, 'orange brandy', orange juice), scouring powder, forest floor, tobacco leaves and burnt cake.
After 25 minutes everything is in complete balance.
Peat, chocolate covered raisins, demarara sugar, dark toffee-wood, much leather, old rum (also rum-hazelnuts), chocolate (rum-grape-nut chocolate also), hints of tart cognac later ...
A great deepness, never losing balance - the aromatic citrus can be found in the far corner dancing with the mighty oak. Motor oil, 'lighthouse', ...
What a sweetness! Many jams and a lot of citrus with orange juice, 'orange brandy' and demarara sugar.
Again a wonderful maltiness gives a profound foundation.
There is the old Sherry cask, just classic and enormously good - strong, spicy, intense but not out of balance!
The game of sweetness and tartness is extreme, leading to dark molasses, burnt cake and slightly sweet espresso in the last third of the palate.
A wonderful conclusion of the palate.
Old Sherry cask, also classic Sherry, hints of tart Cognac and 'orange brandy' (this is not a liqueur). Also zest.
The wood becomes more prominent to the 'end' - great finale!
Again the malty base is classic and wonderfully mature.