My notes from Dramface:
Black shoe polish, red liquorice and an emphasis on darkness but not over eagerly in stating its ambition. Rubbed red apples, chilli flakes, light brown sugar and brown bread. Candied orange and rhubarb bring some tartness, honey-roasted nuts, rose petals. A touch of raspberry, vanilla caramel. Adding water brings out more zest and orange oil.
Very restrained, relaxed even. Calmly arrives, does its bit, becomes cloying and then leaves a lasting finish of figs and dark chocolate sponge cake. If you listen closely enough, you’ll pick out raisins. Autumnal foliage, dark brown sugar, aniseed balls, caffe latte and charcoal. A touch drying and bitter midway, which is fine in my book as it just adds to the experience. Plums, apricot, hessian cloth, worn leather binding and stewed black tea. A splash of water tones things down, you’ll still recognise it as a sherried whisky, without the nuances noted previously; just a hint of spent tobacco and figs