Despite the fruitIness from the bourbon casks this is an accomplished and savoury Highlander.
Nose: floral, tropical fruits, mirabelle plums. As it opens it becomes more intense. Gorse flowers, honey, some spiciness- vanilla sponge soaked with peach/apricot syrup- knitted together by hints of sherry, light oils (linseed, flax) icing sugar - but big on fruit esters - ripe banana, pineapple cubes and a lick of polish.
Taste: dry but well balanced sweet/ bitter combo, touch of heat, touch of saline - and a lingering finish with the whole panoply of fruits and sherry playing out - complimented by some restrained oak .
I paid £47 last Christmas for this - craft presentation, 18 yr old at 46.3% this was A+++ value for money.