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First review so apologies in advance for the anti-climax! Far from an expert so I'll concentrate on the characteristics of the whisky that Im comfortable trying to get down..
Nose; Wow! This is unrivalled in my experiences so far. You could pour yourself a glass of this, sit for a couple of hours taking in the aromas and then just pour it back in the bottle..Dalwhinnie-esque with a tad less honey and the added complexity from the Sherry cask. Drop or two of water later and Vanilla along with the sublimely subtle-but-there sherry come to the fore. Outstanding, without a doubt the best whisky I've "nosed"..
Taste; Warms the proverbial cockles of the heart before you even have a chance to consider what's going on in there.. Vanilla again,spicey, really clean,again the presence of the sherry there but happy in the background and by no means overwhelming.
Finish; Smooth..nothing bad at all going on here, it's all good, just leaves you wanting to go back for more.
Balance; Everything works in perfect (well almost) harmony here. Some "Sherried" whiskies are for me too much like drinking a glass of sherry and not whisky- this whisky benefits from the subtle touches imparted by the Oloroso Casks but still very much has its own Highland Single Malt personality..
In summary, its a bit of a belter.