I really like the gentle nature of the 12YO, which I've earlier refered to as my "Sunday breakfast whisky".
This is a lot darker, so I'm expecting a lot more sherry influence and something quite different from the gentle 12YO.
At the current price, would I buy one? If I only could find it I would buy several.
Oh yes, this is heavy on sherry, very nice and clean sherry.
Plums, chocolate, walnuts, strawberries. Norwegian strawberries, the ones that are grown in fields and are maroon red and juicy all the way through, not the pale Belgian greenhouse type that are hard and white in the middle.
Soft quality sherry oak.
Love the nose of this one. I only got a sample and I find myself not wanting to finish it, just keep nosing.
Texture on arrival initially feels a little thin, but it quickly catches up as there's a rapid arrival of spice.
Dominated by sherry notes, dark chocolate, black coffee and licorice.
Quite a bit of wood spice giving volume and some bite to the body.
Lovely stuff. If the 12YO is the Sunday breakfast whisky I would like to make this my Sunday night cap.
This stays a while.
Maybe a tiny bit too dry.
I find it actually has a pinch of saltyness, which does no harm, just makes it more interesting.