...and it is what it is. An unfinished whisky that was robbed of the chance to develop a more complex and appealing profile over additional years of maturation. It is drinkable but way too pricey given its just average quality only. By the way, I did not find any whiff of the sherry finish.
The colour is yellow gold and the nose offers the typical profile of a young (underaged) peated whisky which is two-dimensional on sweet barley sugars and bitter peaty-smokey notes. Do not get me wrong, this is pretty okay - it is just somewhat unfinished (in my humble opinion).
The taste is about the same, sugary sweet with bitter flavours of a cold peat fire that balance the sweetness (somewhat). Quite simple but it works. Water releases more bitter and chalky aromas both in the nose and on the palate, so if you own a sweet tooth drink this dram neat otherwise reduce it to your comfort level.
The dram arrives hot but nicely coating on the palae with a minor drying moment (bonfire smoke). The finish is long, adds no new impressions and turns more and more drying towards the end (cold bonfire smoke). Water reduces this dryness somewhat.