and the palate deliver delicate, intense and multi-layered flavours.
Nice interplay of sherry sweetness, dark fruitiness,
warming spiciness, fresh sea air and lingering saltiness. Quite
enjoyable neat despite the high alcohol content. The perfect companion to a sea
salt dark chocolate bar.
I thank Björn Lahmann from Whiskyplaza for the sample!
Lovely sweet start on the nose with sherry, dates and raisins, followed
by dark fruits and a bit of toffee. Fresh with sea air, some oak, hints
of damped wood and
leathery notes. A touch of cinnamon, pepper and salted nuts in
Bold and rich on the palate. Big and mouth coating with sherry
sweetness, Christmas cake, caramel and dried dark fruits, accompanied by
an intense warming spiciness
of oak, black pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a whiff of cardamom.
Becomes slightly astringent towards the finish with subtle bitter
walnuts and tannins.
The finish is long, creamy sweet, dry and pleasantly warming with
toffee, spiced oak, bitter dark chocolate, damped wood and a touch of
With water: Stays sweet on the nose by adding a
splash of water while more sea air is coming to the fore. Fresh and
fruity. Sweet and creamy on the palate where the bold
spiciness is significantly tamed. Damped wood and leathery notes
are nicely mixed with delicate malted barley. The finish is a bit
shorter, creamy sweet with caramel and a lingering nuttiness
on the tail.