An unknown but convincing tasty dram. A solid body, pleasantly spicy and sweet. Rather complex and affordable. Priced at € 70 in specialist stores. I bought my sample at The Bonding Dram.
It can take a few drops of water, even at 53.2% ABV. The ABV is probably already reduced. Every MoS Images expression is bottled at this percentage.
My guess on the identity: A teaspooned Glenmorangie that spent eight years or so in a refill sherry cask.
The nose is quite overwhelming. A dusty first impression precedes a sweet aromatic torrent: orange marmalade, caramel, Turkish delight and raisins. Also some musky perfume and liquor chocolates. Whiffs of crushed walnut and creamy cocoa butter.
Water gives it some port influences.
The first sips are dry. Wood shavings, bitter dark chocolate and marzipan. I also discovered some shortbread and spices. Nutmeg and white pepper.
The finish isn't long but pleasantly spicy.