"Sampling this whisky in the week that Pope John Paul II died, the Panel thought it was appropriate that its name means “Place of the Holy Man”. This fine old sample from a sherry butt has certainly been blessed with some heavenly aromas. On the nose, it is apple strudel and polished mahogany furniture. “Like a Bloomsbury library” said one of the Panel. Our taste-buds were treated to pudding cakes with Demerara sugar and bitter almonds. Some detected dark rum and banana bread. Water is recommended and it can take plenty changing subtly with each drop added. The nose (with water) hints at Caramac bars and to taste a surprising note of BBQ spare ribs, spiced tobacco and sour cream. Long and smooth in the finish."