Color: Tawny gold highlights. As I swirl the contents in the glass, it clings, slightly oily in nature. Long after the swirling is done, it holds to the glass.
Nose: It is a "present" whisky. Not shy. The olfactory system works overtime to decipher the many subtle aromas within its boldness. You can "sense" the Spanish Oloroso sherry casks influences. Intensely focused, fruity.
Flavor: A bit of smoke with a hint of peat. It lasts upon the tongue.
Finish: A long finish with hints of cherries, chocolate, and peat.
Color: No change. It still clinks to the glass as I swirl...but with less tenaciousness.
Nose: Lighter, less intense. Fruity. Peat (?) highlights.
Flavor: Still present. Little change from the neat state.
Finish: The warmth is present, the flavor becomes slightly muted. It lasts...nicely.
MainosMusings Rating 3Ms+ MMM+s. If it wasn't for the Peat/Smoke, I would have rated it higher. DM