...which is an easy quaffable dram with both a fine nose and taste but a rather weak mouthfeel and finish, to be honest. It seems to be composed of a bigger share of grain whisky and the malts could not compensate their lack of texture, sadly. Nonetheless, such blends are designed just to be drunk without a lot of prior explorations of the dram and in that sense it works fine.
The colour is russetmuscat so it seems to be a higher proportion of sherry cask maturations in this blend (or caramel). The nose offers a smooth and balanced set of a lot of different aromas among them sherry impressions but a significant amount of grain whisky notes too - maybe the grain matured in sherry casks which could well be. It is hard to catch and name single aromas because all are closely interwoven in this mix but I do not mind as long as it is that delicate. A fine composition, no doubt.
The taste reflects even more sherry-driven flavours than the nose while the grainy notes are not that present, both are to my liking. Again, it is hard to catch any single flavour because all intermingle in this blend. Actually, forget about investigations and simply enjoy this dram - that is why blends are created, as simple as that.
The dram arrives warming but with a neglectable coating effect only on the palate without distracting moments. Accordingly, the finish is rather short and turns a little drying towards the ends. The nose and taste were pretty nice but this finish is underwhelming, sadly. Water is not recommended because this dram flattens quickly.