Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry
Nose: Spices, cinnamon and glue. Behind that, vanilla. I didn’t notice any change after adding water.
Taste: Spicy chilli and curry come first for me, followed by sweet oak notes and orange peel. No considerable change in taste with water, but the mouth feel gets thicker, stickier.
Finish: Long with orange peel, spices and caramelised sugar.
Comments: Okay-ish dram that doesn’t quite fit into SMWS’s category of “Deep, rich & dried fruits”, in my humble opinion. More like “Spicy & sweet”.
Rating: I rated this whisky 80 out of 100.
(Nose 20, Taste 21, Finish 20, Balance 19)