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I bought this bottle of batch 21 almost a year ago. Tried it several times (about a third of the bottle) and didn't like it very much. I couldn't get past the massive alcohol bite, even with a good dash of water. I pulled it out again last weekend determined to give it a good try and either get to like it or give it away. As it turns out, the only way it will be leaving this house is empty. I finally got it. Tried it neat and let it roll around in the mouth long enough for that big sherry bomb to explode. Wow! Watered it down a bit and liked it even more.
Goes to show you not to give up on any good malt without giving it plenty of opportunity to shine. I'm not real good at pinpointing flavours and scents, but I get a fairly distinct sour orangey chocolate hit on the back of the tongue, and a long finish with the sherry lingering long after the swallow.
I could smell the sherry residue in the unwashed glass from accross the room the following morning. I'm thinking about picking up a bottle of batch #28, currently available at the local liquor store.