92.5 points. If this was at 40% or 43%, it would be a completely different whisky. Thank you, GM, for blessing us with this at 57%.
This is from a 50ml mini, flat, rectangular bottle, with the same label. To be added to wb (let's see).
A beautiful, warm sherry bouquet with this really earthy and gravelly, heavy roasted chestnut aroma. Aromatic. Also some milk chocolate and toffee.
Warming, and absolutely gorgeous. It's got some of that winey elements seen in great sherried whiskies, like the older Glendronachs and Glenfarclases. Again, there is this earthiness that adds some complexity. Maybe some mash potato. Ground coffee definitely. Drinks great at 57% -- smooth and with almost no burn. After adding water, one of my favorite flavors in sherried whisky come out -- soy sauce.
Nice and long. There is no off-flavors at all at the finish. A bit of brown sugar at the very end.