Oh, I like that really well! Super harmoniously balanced between Brennereicharakter and Fassreifung. The influence of the sherry barrel comes here rather nutty and spicy, which blends well with the earthy, almost musty Brennereicher character of Glenrothes (which I like very much). Beautiful caramel notes serve as a binder and take care that musty Brennereicharkter and Nussigkeit / Würzigkeit from the barrel do not prevail and go even from time to time in the direction of Nutella (awesome!). Nothing bothers us, there is nothing dominant, that is just everything wonderfully harmoniously interwoven and yet very expressive. This is so pleasant to drink and makes it so much joy that he has earned as an 11-year old youngster the 90 point region absolutely.
I also try to draw a comparison to the new 12-year-old from the Soleo Collection: I think both of them are fantastic, although I like the nuttiness extremely well here. The new 12-year-old Soleo I have a bit earthier / muffiger, coupled with more fruit in memory. Whereby both settle on quite a similar, comparable level. I think you can safely buy the new bottling here, you will not get too different whisky.