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NOSE: the first note I get from this whisky is the one of dry white wine (Pino Grigio). Then it becomes slightly sea-coastal and mineral with just a hint of peat. After a while all of this is heavily masked by very dominant, creamy sherry-related notes, chocolate, and spices. So much so that you can easily mistaken this whisky for a very charismatic Speysider. And as time goes by the Islay almost completely dies out here.
TASTE: big sweet barley malt with mineral nature to it, transforming into seaweed. But, again, after some time Islay makes way for unexpected , delicious sherriness spiced with nutmeg.
FINISH: long, spicy, warming with slight oak and seaweed at the end that you should savor because you will hardly notice it the second or third time you pour yourself a glass.
OVERALL IMPRESSION: it's a Speysider's gig introduced by a host from Islay who, after the announcement, disappears thus allowing the Speysider to carry on with the show on its own. The show I enjoyed immensely.