Review #277 (2016)
To be precise, this is bottled 30-09-2014. It is a mixture of Bourbon and Sherry casks. It reminds me a lot of the normal 10 year old, but with much more sweetness. Here the sweetness and the dried fruits are the first things that hits my nose. The light peat is really hiding in the background, and it actually first came to me after some minutes in the glass.
So full of dried fruits and power! After a couple of sips, the palate is open for the high ABV and the fruity flavors starts rushing in. Dates, plums, raisins and prune juice. The oak influence really shows in the finish, that by the way stays forever!
The balance in the mouth is great! It all works together beautifully from start to finish, but it doesn’t surprise you. But for a 10 year old cask strength is works like a charm! I will give this 88/100 (22/21/23/22).