Show rating data charts
Distribution of ratings for this:
Nose: fruity, dense. Moist Christmas cake. Some fresh oak in there along with the cherries and dates. A bit of cinnamon. Reminiscent of fine brandy. Some dark chocolate notes after adding water. Deep and complex.
Taste: hot on the tongue, yet doesn't taste overwhelmingly of alcohol. A big burst of flavour delivers fruit along with peanut brittle and candle wax. Water brings out the malt flavour.
Finish: a tad sour. Cocktail cherries.
Balance: a big, strong sherry bomb which doesn't quite hit the heights of Aberlour a'bunadh but comes close. A nice, rich whisky which should appeal to fans of cask strength sherried Speyside malt.