Color: Yellow gold, Chardonnay with fat and quick legs coating the glass.
Nose: Quite a balance of grassy, fruity and herbal aromas: Spearmint, fresh fennel and Granny Smith apples. Bosc pears slices and orange blossom honey. It noses like an older whisky... Cooked prunes and raisins, lightly brewed earl grey tea and hint of very delicate peat. Great combination both ex-bourbon and ex-sherry cask matured whiskies.
Palate: It also tastes like an older whisky. It is malty, chewy and warming, very old school. It tastes almost like a dusty Scotch from 80s. with a chalky mouthfeel. Loving it... Golden Delicious apples, Terry's Orange Chocolate and sweet baking spices. Pebbles, ground ginger and touch of white pepper.
Finish: Long and warming... Cellar funk, hot chocolate and old and damp glossy magazines.
Overall: I liked it very much... At this price category I would put this bottle right next to Benromach and Springbank 10 year olds. It also reminds me old Glenmorangie bottlings from late 90s. All the better qualities of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks, thick and oily texture with very subtle amount of peat. Perfect sipper for colder Autumn and Winter nights with a great price-tag attached to it.