Nose of sherry, with a tinge of sugary gunpowder. Palate is moderately sweet, medium-to-quite-sherried, tasty but not excellent. Sugary-sherried-spicy-nutmeg whisky. Some tarragon. Orangey. Finish is lengthy with oranges again, sherry remnants. Good but slight sulfur keeps full enjoyment down. B/B+
N: A burnt and dirty sherry, a little (real little) whiff of the familiar old Springbank rubber underneath. P: Very sherried (brush your teeth kinda stuff), but not too sweet, more of a custard-like profile. Very good. F: Relatively dry with some candy fruit (like Runts) lingering. I was secretly hoping this was just a lower proof version of the famous 100 proof "double-dark" 12 year old, but it's not the same profile at all. Nonetheless, a tasty whisky.