It would be hard to know which sherry was in the barrel before. A really great bottling. Somewhat different than initially expected, the Dramfool meets my taste. Beautiful Sherrynase, here still sweet and flattering. On the tongue and the finish then much more than just a sticky-sweet Sherrymonster, which is now often found. Instead, a malt that you blindly could appreciate 10 years older and offers many facets. A great barrel.
Wonderfully sweet and fruity sherry nose, as the color suggests. Sugared red fruits, some plum jam, caramel notes. Behind a more bitter note, somehow reminds me of an old plank floor. This is by no means unpleasant, quite the contrary. Because this forms a wonderful contrast to the sweetness of the sherry and ensures that the laddie does not look set / superimposed. The alcohol is at best perceived as a slightly fresh note in the background. After a while I have raspberries (??) in the glass!
Gorgeous nose. Acts significantly older than it actually is and offers much more than "just sherry".
Not as sweet as you might have expected. Here the malt starts more spicy-dry. The sherry stays here in the background, it dominate the tart flavors. Spicy oak, some dark chocolate, unsweetened dried fruit. Acts here also much more mature than the age suggests, even the alcohol perfectly integrated - water really does not need it.
Long finish, at first the sherry echoes a bit, before its notes slowly give way to the spicy wood notes. No sign of bitterness. Instead, a slight hint of smoke that makes the finish longer and longer.