The whisky has nice sherry aromas with sweet, fermented fruits, vanilla and spice. There are chocolate confections and caramel, the alcohol stands out with almost 60% vol. clearly visible and takes some time to dissipate. At first there are also very young aromas with a bit of bitter fermentation aromas, but these also evaporate. After that, the aroma becomes quite delicious, even if the sherry is very superficial and has little depth. The aroma definitely invites you to drink.
You can try it without water - but it's no fun. The alcohol is too strong, too pungent, too burning. The sherry aromas become sweeter with water, but it still remains alcohol-heavy, the pungent, bitter components have not yet been sufficiently removed by the aging and cannot be completely covered by the sweet fruit caramel and the creamy milk chocolate. These are delicious sherry moments, there is cocoa, there is marzipan - but overall the whisky is still too rough and wild. But they are nice flavors and it was certainly one of the better sherry casks that also contributed more subtle notes.
There is wood, there is cocoa spice with some nut and caramel. None of this stays long and is then carried off the tongue by the alcohol. But they are nice notes.
The whisky has good ideas and at Adelphi they know their craft. In June 2022, the whisky will cost €150 – €180 in regular stores. And so this is not a distillery that I want to deal with in more detail. The young whisky is never worth this price. One sample is enough here as well.