Nose: malty sweet, some oak. On the one hand delicate, soft and lovely, just classic Glengoyne, on the other hand with enough power behind it with at least 53.8%, but never sprittig and without stinging in the nose.
In addition, slightly mineral, sour tart notes (not unpleasant!) From the Palo Cortado, as well as distant (bitter) almonds and even further away, hard to believe: a hint of wood smoke.
With water: hardly changed. The oak steps forward a bit, the Palo Cortado notes in the background. Something bright fruits. Overall, a bit flatter and weaker.
Mouth: The nose continues, but less soft and lovely, but strong, makes the tip of the tongue tingle. At first wonderfully interwoven, strongly malty oak barrels and the sherry aromas: salty, sour, bitter almond, a little bit of dry smoke. Great!
The sherry flavors then evaporate while the sweet malt and oak flavors remain.
With water: significantly more oak.
Dry with oak and a little mineral sherry tones
A very interesting, successful experiment, whose unusual Palo Cortadonoten probably will not please everyone. Losing something in the finish and with water. Could have tolerated a few more months in sherry keg.