Having drastically reduced my whisky buying of late (I’m sick and tired of the ridiculously high prices being charged for pretty bog-standard stuff), I saw this for £14 in my local Co-Op and couldn’t resist. I have to admit to not having particularly high expectations. However...I’m pleasantly surprised! The nose has plenty of deep sherry aromas that mingle nicely with the malty and herbal spirit. Definitely doesn’t seem to be too youthful here. A bit of time in the glass mellowed it out even furthermore, leaving a lovely, soft sherry profile. Straight out of the bottle, the palate is much more rough and youthful than the nose. I didn’t warm to it much at first, but again, time in the glass softened off the rough edges leaving a creamy sherry profile that also has a nice edge from some chilli peppers and coriander. Medium-length, malty and herbal finish. Definitely a dram that needs time in the glass. If you rush it, it’s a pretty young, rough-edged whisky. With a bit of time though, this is a very easy drinker. Perfect for a regular dram that won’t break the bank.