Nose: Raisins, barley sugar, light chocolate, lots of sherry as expected. Touch of ginger spice. Slightly nutty. A bit of beef brother too.
Palate: Sweet honey, raisins, spices, caramel. Light chocolate, citrus.
Finish: Honey, dried fruits, alcohol, spice. Candied orange peel.
With Water: Needs a bit to balance the cask strength. Maltier, rich. Can stand up to quite a bit.
Overall: A lovely whisky. Sweet and rich, with excellent sherry all the way. It’s like dessert for sure. Big and powerful, young but mature.