N: A good wallop of sherry sweetness (raisin, fig, dates, cherry) A good dose of grain as well, I would guess it’s 50/50 grain to sherry matured whisky. Notes of pipe tobacco, vanilla and leather. A bit of smoke on the empty glass.
P: Soft, dark chocolate, sticky toffee pudding, salted caramel, orange zest
F: Short and flat. Chocolate syrup, spice, candied orange, allspice, cherry.
Notes: A decent blend and easy to quaff. Not very complex, but it’s tasty. Funnily enough I actually think the grain whisky lifts up the flat malt here. It feels like the malt fell below 40% and old grain at high abv came to the rescue. Just a guess. Lots of chocolatey notes with hints of leather and cherry. I paid $200 Canadian a few years ago. It drinks better than 40%.