I have heard that this may be different to the book of Kells decanters, it tastes a little different to me but certainly similar and bottled at the same time so I thought it would be roughly the same.
Most of the Sestante decanters seem to lose less evaporation wise which must have something to do with the size of the neck and overall shape of the decanter, they always appear to have a better fill level.
Anyway this is excellent, cannot believe that this was in a cask for 50 year and there must be some OBE.
Beautiful, a lovely sherry mixed with plenty of stewed dark fruits, dark jams, cedarwood and dare I say it a hint of the high end bourbon about it,
There is also a decent does of peat but it is the sherry that is the predominant flavour here, I also get hints of mulled wine, spices and the fruit that springs to mind is blackberry, of course there is some oak in there to and finally hints of menthol.
Is this really only 40%%
There is a huge blast of peat mixing in with the wood and sherry, there is a slight bitterness.
There is some smoked meat, pastry, watered down beef stock and then the fruit arrives overripe dark plum, a little fig, dark red apple skins (not the apple itself).
The sherry starts shouting and actually has a lot of character and there it is that bourbon note that I detected on the nose
Long for 40%, spicy with a hint of peat mixing with the sherry