Another excellent release by the good people at Cadenhead (by the way, Cadenhead is pronounced with a gaelic "a" like in Ardbeg)...
Wow! What a colour for a bourbon cask maturation - amazingly dark (deep copper) and the texture shows thick legs and fat tears. The nose is quite complex with a nice balance of honey and wooden notes. It takes its time to fully develop but it is worthwhile to wait for it.
The taste is very sweet (both sugars and honey) that again is balanced by a firm wooden structure. Both flavours team up in a great way and create a delicious combo. Some water opens up the nose and smoothes the dram without taking too much power off it - I like it that way better.
The dram arrives coating and a little astringent in the mouth (due to heavy tannins, what was expected from the colour) but this is far from being unpleasant. The finish is long and vanishes in several waves with a minor bitter ending (the tannins are back).