The first thing I smell is malt, sweet malt. Caramel sweets - homemade - are immediately added. I would have expected more sherry aromas, but this whiskey is not overloaded with sherry. I like it. A subtle spice spreads in the nose. Pimento? Some white pepper? But then the spice is gone again and makes room for even more sweetness. fruit sweetness. Pickled Raisins. Apples with icing, as you know them from the fair. The alcohol is wonderfully integrated. There! A subtle, non-disturbing note of sulphur. Oak notes push their way between the other aromas and soon disappear again.
Fruit sweetness, immediately and everywhere. My tongue feels like maple syrup is running over it. There comes the spice and makes its way, followed by a tingle of alcohol on the tongue. Oak spice and caramel alternate. This whiskey is easy to drink. Now the sweetness decreases more and more. Now a slight bitterness spreads on the palate, although I'm rather sensitive there.
Departure and conclusion:
Medium finish. The whiskey changes inexorably, but pleasantly. From the initial sweetness to spicy and fresh notes, I get to that slightly bitter note on the palate.
A good blended malt with a very good PLV. Makes you want another glass. Or two, or three...