Oooh. Heavily sherried nose, rich and resin-y, with aspects of glue and paint that I more typically find in some 1950's bourbons. Somewhat "purple" and candied. A bit of cheap "regular" bourbon as well, pumpkin pie hints.
Flavors deliver the bright fruity aspects I've found in other Caperdonichs, but all that's behind a massively "moody," sherried, deep-dark-dried-fruits palate. Candied orange peel, figs. Awesome. Finish is rich and long, with waves of various dried fruit flavors continuing. It's the best part of the experience, which is how I think every great whisky should be… and this one sticks with me for quite some time, where distinct spices emerge as well (cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg). Tannins are very well-balanced.
Excellent and complex whisky with more to discover on every sip. Its greatness is immediately obvious upon sipping, but greater time spent with a bottle proves that this is truly top-caliber stuff with some hidden secrets. A-/A
Great dark sherry fruits. Lots of ripe strawberries, black cherries and figs. While very fruity it also has a fair amount of spices and herbs (eucalyptus, mints, and black peppers). Lots of stuff going on in this whisky that brings up images of freshly cut fruits and finishes with a freshness that reminds me of crushed mint leaves.