N: A nice nose of traditional sherry notes, including prune and fig, with some oak in the background. Palate: Vanilla, sherry-candy notes. Good integration of sherry without being too sweet; chewy mouthfeel. Finish: Starts with big sherry, then some hay, then port and a slight bitterness on the tongue.
Nose of a heavy old sherried Speysider. No mistaking this profile for anything other than about three...maybe four distilleries. Prunes and figs and some bitter dark chocolate. A
Taste is flinty and resinous ... perhaps too old? Nah...maybe just a few years past its prime. A-
Finish long and hotish. Coating with sap and resin. Almost too long....A-
First taste I said A-/B+ And later tasted again (After several more drams) decided it was a solid A-
***SIDE NOTE*** This was one of the collector battle malts and I turned in my grades along with my notes for tally. When I awoke the next morning (after passing out in the theater - I think I poured a bit too generously) and gathered my stuff, I noted an addition to my notes. Five of the six bottles had comments that were...well...less than flattering. One of two things occurred.....Either my drunken self wrote these comments without memory and in a handwriting that is less similar to mine than any drunken handwriting I have created before.....OR someone added them to my notes.....several attendees have adamantly denied responsibility and/or pointed the finger at others.....a drunken handwriting test shall be given following the next session to feret out the true vandal. ;-}