The price is still okay with the key data.
I am pleased that distilleries like this one seem to be more responsive to the wishes of their customers: dispensing with cold filtration and coloring, as well as bottling with increased alcohol content.
A whisky, especially when it has been reopened, needs enough time in the glass to develop its aromas. This is particularly the case here.
Rather closed at the beginning. Then berry-fruity, spicy and pleasantly oak-tinged aromas unfold. You can clearly see the Oloroso barrel. Very nice.
What the nose promises continues in the taste.
A slightly sour (berry) fruity sherry-dominant highland malt is not too sweet with a pleasant oak spice. The berries go towards blackberries or currants. Notes of a beautiful red and gold apple can also be tasted.
There are also traces of nuttiness. Think of almonds.
With increasing time in the glass, a beautiful malt with a fairly diverse spectrum unfolds on the palate.
The alcohol does not sting or sting. At 12 years old, he already seems very mature to me.
Nothing burns here.
It is soft in the finish.
What remains is a sherry-heavy, pleasant impression. The sherry wood is also perceived very positively in the sense of an oak spice. There is some chocolateiness.
Overall, the finish is medium-long.