Tasting Notes: Nose: Distinct sherry, even a little stinky (gum), quite spicy and intense, reminiscent of some smoke, at least barbecue sauce and aromatic wood. Then dried fruit, but also sour, soy sauce, somehow closed. Some water does him good, it opens, shows the flavors clearer, is also a little sweeter, maple syrup, honey and fine roasted aromas.
Mouth: Fairly dry, even if honey notes and maple syrup show up. However, these subordinate themselves and are covered by a slightly astringent coating, clear wood, dry sherry, again with sour fruit and a certain sharpness (despite water).
Finish: Long, spicy, spicy, but with a sweet core.
Conclusion: To be honest, I had promised myself something more from this malt, just because I've always loved the flora and fauna stuffing with their obvious sherry barrel influence. Although this one has beautiful and interesting individual components, these have not optimally connected with each other for me. https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/