Once again a successful Cairdeas composition. I certainly would not have associated Amontillado, but the product is right! The character is not heavily influenced, definitely Laphroaig, but there are a few nuances and impacts that you would not necessarily have expected. The balance is good, it certainly brings a little more acidity than most, but never so much that it would be unpleasant. Presumably, therefore, the sweetness seems so pleasantly braked.
Immediately after pouring a complex bouquet. Of course, phenolic smoke, which, however, is quite mild and a nice symbiosis with caramel, a mint idea, yellow fruits, hay, wet rock and some salty sweat received. After a while, dark Sherry fruits are present, with cooked peaches and still quite salty. Movement ensures freshness first again mint, then comes strong acid with a lot of disinfectant and dominates completely, only the smoke can still hold its own. After further reassurance then sweet, dark caramel over peach compote, served in an unpolished granite bowl with a dash of lime. When heated, a rich barrage of marshmallows and (sweet) popcorn awaits you, along with plenty of disinfectant, rock and some soap.
In the mouth shows first a splash of lemon, then comes a mild caramel sweetness and then it occurs, alcoholic mild with some white pepper. He gives a pretty full mouthfeel. At the back then comes slightly tart oak and the acidity becomes stronger. A fruitiness can be thoroughly interpreted.
In the finish, he develops again a strong, dark and peaty sweetness, before he slowly fades away. The upper part of the mouth holds fruity hints and some menthol has a refreshing effect. He warms the chest significantly. Finally, ashes remain on the tongue, as expected long.