In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5. My notes state a very sweet winey and quaffable dram that lacks a little depth and complexity to make it to 90 points.
[March, 2019] I had another dram at a FoSM club tasting - a straightforward whisky that is easy drinkable with a rather simple (but tasty) profile.
The colour is old gold and the nose offers a sweet winey-malty profile with ripe fruits and spices. It is not the most complex one but nice to sniff.
The taste is winey-sweet with barley sugars, spices and some bitter notes (herbs, tannins). Again rather simple but easy to sip. Water releases chalky-mineral aromas in the nose and turns the taste sweeter with less bitter notes (and the chocolate pops up earlier). I like this dram best when reduced to about 40% abv.
The initial mouthfeel is warming but just a little coating with a minor bitter-drying moment (tannins). The finish is of medium length and adds some tasty milk chocolatey and nougat flavours that I like. No distracting moments here.