Nose: OMG. This is a HUGE nose. You get the old wood benches, and library shelves which I just love (and you get only from 30+ well aged whiskies), It’s also dusty and old, with Blackcurrant jam, whiffs of smoke, quite a bit of butterscotch, Eucalyptus which balanced out the sweet notes, with more savoury ones, also some mushrooms. There’s some old sherry notes, but also quite a bit of ex-bourbon notes, in the form of spice and coconut. Brilliant. You can sniff this for hours. Perfume.
Palate: Deeply sherried, but not a sherry bomb, the old sherry is noticeable, you get a lot of those Maraschino cherries, pepper, mushrooms and also a hint of smoke. On the second wave of sensations you get a hint of XMAS cake, and coconut, and again wood varnish.
Finish: Sherry, Cherry Marmalade, butterscotch and more dry sherry.
This is the stuff dreams are made of, a really stunning dram. It’s not cheap (who am i kidding, it’s insanely expensive), But it’s pure gold. 96/100, Have not had one like that in a while. and rightly so. I wish I could sit longer and sniff this for hours. I am not sure which Batch this one was since there was not much information on the label of the sample bottle (see image above).