This is a lovely and lush dram. The nose is wel balanced and very elegant, the palate is lush and rich and the finish is a tad on the dry side and a bit too one-dimensional for me (a bitter themed). This dram needs some time to really open up and a wee drop of water can help you here. I find that adding water makes the nose very seductive but ruins the palate and finish for me by making the bitterness dominating the sweeter fruit flavours.
All in all a great dram with a ridiculous price tag for a 3 year old NAS whisky (more an obscene price tag)
A rich, full, sweet, well balanced and complex whisky with aromas of sweet sherry, toffee, vanilla, chocolate, stewed pear, backed apple, dried fruits (sultanas, figs, dates, plums, cherries, apricot), grains, muesli, berries (blackberries, blueberries, black currants), mango, passionfruit, new leather, sweet tobacco, green apple, cedar wood, rosewood, hint of smoke (toasted oak), cinnamon, allspice, bitter orange marmalade, dark forest honey, subtle hint of sulphur, damp cellar, boiled sweets, cardboard, smoked ham, molasses and creamy oak.
A rich, full, well balanced and semi-complex whisky with aromas of fino sherry, sweet sherry, dried fruits (dates, figs, plums, sultanas, apricots, peach), green apple, unripe pear, forest berries, coffee, balsamic, tannins, rose wood, cedar wood, licorice root, fresh peach, subtle leather tone, Virginia tobacco, dry oak, cocoa powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, candied ginder, chestnut honey, bitter orange marmalade and spicy oak.
A long and dry finish with aromas of bitter orange marmalade, dry sherry, tannins, cocoa powder, malt (Ovomaltine), apricot, honey and dry dry oak.