p: Hot. Water advised.Mouthfeel is thick oil. Begins with Christmas spice plum candy (yay), then the sherry goes a little stale toward the finish (boo). The vapors make for an intense whisky experience.
Moderate sherry nose, golden raisins. Palate is sweet and tart with light smoke, approaching cloyingly sweet. Notes of apricots, marmalade, strawberry jam. Finishes with more lingering sweetness, honey, jelly, and mild smoke.
Pretty good stuff. Like many Springbanks (more so than other malts), this one improves as the bottle's been open a while.