At first, quite hot on the nose. buttered ginger cake, butterscotch toffee. fresh furniture polish. Quite a lot of Spanish oak on the nose. then comes the fruit and nut: dried apricots and raw almonds. With water more ginger and more damp. Damp wood forest eucalyptus and tobacco. much better with water.
Palate: Linseed and macadamia oil, toasted rye bread, ground coffee, 80% coca powder. Quite viscous. Then gets chalky.
Finish: Dark chocolate ginger snaps. a little raisiny at the end never gets to that sweet current finish one would assume but still an excellent sherry cask whisky. Very long lasting. Water ruins the taste though.