This whisky is a typical blenders malt: fat, oily, sweet and very balanced, exactly as the blenders like it (and I too). There is quite a significant share of sherry casks in this batch (nice) but unfortunately at least one of them was slightly sulphured (not nice). Too bad, as otherwise this would have been an excellent modern whisky. So it is a good dram only, but nevertheless very enjoyable. I will keep an eye on releases of this distillery in the future as the malt itself is very promising...
[March, 2019] I re-tasted this dram tonight to do more detailed tasting notes (see below). Still I like it - and do not be afraid of the sulphur: This dram is an excellent test if you are able to detect such minimal traces of the "smell of hell" at all...
The colour is yellow gold and the nose offers a shy modern sherry profile that is herbal-driven and spicy. Not that many fruits to detect but a minor sulphurous off-note that most drinkers will not recognise at all.
The taste is sweeter than the nose with more sherry-induced flavours of citric fruits, dried fruits, dark chocolate and bitter herbs and spices. All nicely balanced and with a minor sulphurous impression (matches) that again most will not identify. Some water turns the nose punchier and the taste smoother - I like to nose this dram neat and prefer to drink it somewhat reduced to about 40% abv.
The dram arrives warming and coating on the palate with a minor drying mouthfeel (sulphur) that is not distracting. The finish is medium to long and adds more chocoatey flavours before it starts to dry out (sulphur again) without being unpleasant.