N: Ripe dark fruit and nuts, walnut torte, dried flowers. P: Wild sugar and wood spice, exotic, powdery zingly (is that a word?) mouth feel. It's been a while since I've had a Ben Nevis and I regret not trying more. Great and unique. F: Unusual spice continues. Lip numbing good.
Nose of chocolate, figs, some rubber. Lots of sherry stuff. The palate -- woah, chocolatey! Kinda like vanilla and chocolate fudge. Quite sweet, very sweet. Rich. The sherry is all over this, and it's a "dark tasting" kind of sherry... deep, dried fruits, somewhat mysterious. A tinge rubbery at first, let's see how it opens up...... ahh, quite nicely. And water really smoothes out most of the heat, but keeps this nice and sweet, exposing lighter fruits (apples, oranges) and melon tones. Yum! Finish continues the theme as you'd expect, with requisite spice entering. Add water until this clouds up, and it's a definite recommend, especially for those with a whisky sweet tooth.