I have associations of sherry in my nose, but it's not so much sherry sweetness, but more like cinnamon, blackberries, maybe strawberries. The wood is also audible. It is very pleasant and ripe. The alcohol is cooling but does not sting. 22P
A pleasant flavor on the palate, sweet, strawberries, brown sugar, very oily and buttery, lines the entire mouth and the oak then fights its way through the finish. Wow! Really good! I love well-made port whiskys and this one is definitely one of them! The second time you smell it, it looks sweeter, on the palate it becomes more and more spicy when you "chew". You can feel the strength of the barrel, it tingles, the palate is pleasantly warmed, and this spicy sweetness, paired with the fruit cocktail (strawberries, raspberry jam), sticks to the cheeks. My prey theme - very clear! 24P
The finish is long to medium. After swallowing, you first have the oak wort that fights its way through the dark fruits, and finally the sweetness and a touch of vanilla prevail. It lasts for a while and feels pleasant! 23P
The malt is very harmonious, very easy to drink without water and the barrel is clearly noticeable. Port paired with the Deanston spirit fits quite well. I don't like to compare it with the 20s sherry here. But what the two have in common is the really successful implementation in terms of barrel maturation. 23P
What a Dram!
NB: sold on whisky auction 05/2020 for 310 euros