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I had this bottle sitting in my cabinet for roughly 2.5 years before popping it open tonight. There was an oily like substance floating at the top the whole time that caught my attention but little did I know the cork was gonna be the real issue.
Upon popping the seal off, the cork broke into two pieces. By pure chance and miracle I managed to wiggle it out bit by bit until fully popping it out, quickly replacing it with a spare (Always good to keep a few dozen of those lying around for times like these)
This was bottled at 43% and matured in Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso sherry casks exclusively. Non-chill filtered and no colouring added.
Nose - Rich creamy sherry with loads of sweet fruits; raisins, cherries, grapes, figs, sweet berries and vanilla. Some candy and vanilla in here to.
Palate - A heavy blast of sweet and rich creamy sherry, raisins, and loads of fruits. Big body and powerful. Maybe it was just my bottle but the initial hit of this was BIG. Good stuff!
Finish - Fairly long and smooth. Wood tannins and some more fruit and sweetness.
Conclusion: Besides the cork.. this whisky lived up to its nose. A good mix of sweet fruits and a good wallop of sherry.