aromatic, thanks partly to a subtle peatiness. The sherry notes are
concentrated and there is massive fruit ranging from mango to apples. Enormous.
Palate: The sherry tries to dominate
but fails. Peppery spices, lightly smoked malt, clean sherry mingling with
paw-paw and a vague nuttiness. Finish:
Long, clean sherry, hints of citrus fruit and cocoa. The peppers linger. Comment: Surprising complexity; very,
very good. Runner Up: Single-Malt
Scotch, No Age Statement, 2013.
Jim Murray, Whisky Bible