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Outstanding. This is a sweet, beautifully balanced, festive, after dinner delight.
Nose: oranges, sherry, nutty malt, a hint of tar, candied fruit.
Palate: less honeyed than I expected, rich texture, spiced fruit, sherry, oranges, those hazelnut notes. Even neat you can hold this in the mouth for a good long while, a little burn but it warms you through. Stands up to a drop of water but I prefer it straight up and on the warm side of room temperature.
Finish: long, complex, satisfying.
This is a whisky you can sit and savour and be overpowered by. No need to think, just feel what's going on in your mouth.