Color: Rich amber with ripe gold hues
Nose: Intense, deep, creamy. The sherry immediately signs the aromatic profile with luscious fruity and spicy notes. Polished old oak floor. It's like walking into an antique shop. Enticing scents of exotic wood (sandalwood) with a touch of cedar. Cigar box. Creamier notes rise up, like wrapped up in a delicate oaky frame. Orange creme brulee. Candied fruit (tangerine, pineapple). Pralines. Dundee cake with raisins soaked in whisky. On time, cider apples cooked in a cinnamon syrup. Hint of damp chalky cellar wall.
Palate: Silky, caressing. Sweet at start then releasing a full bunch of spices: ginger, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg. The spicy screen then opens on exotic fruitiness. Roasted pineapple. Developing luscious dark chocolate and orange peel flavors.
Finish: Dry, spicy. Keeps teasing the taste buds all the way through and comes back on a sweeter fruity note.
80 Proof Single Malt Scotch