By: Neal Fischer
K&L Staff Member
Wow. The juice in this bottle is so deep and dark that you do a double-take at the label to make sure that yes, indeed, there is no color added to this Scotch. You can tell just by looking at it how much impact the Sherry barrel is having on the resulting whisky. And yeah, that Sherry influence fully comes through on the nose. Very dark fruits, candied orange, brandy cherries, and sultanas combine with notes of hazelnut, almonds, and toasted walnut. The palate keeps those fruit notes and makes them darker with blackberry, currant, and plum all sitting in molasses. As the flavors develop there’s dark chocolate, tobacco, charred oak, and a sudden powerful spice boom at the end. Scrumptious!