Maturation in first-fill bourbon barrels and Pedro Ximerez Sherry casks.
Nice basket of fresh fruits; pan-fried pears, peaches, apples, cherries. The influence of bourbon cask as much as sherry cask is well represented. Vanilla and sherry. In mouth; a pinch of salt, pears, oranges, cherries, raisins, plums, citrus and even a touch of pepper in the background. Good dose of sugar too and a very nice round texture despite a slight hint of tannin brought by the oak barrel. Over time, the whiskey rounded off with hints of toffee, honey and warm caramel. Finish a little too steep, tannic and liquid with a touch of cinnamon and mint in the final. A good week drama.
Oh, it's very good this whiskey! Especially for a no age statement of this price! Nose: A beautiful complex and intriguing scent, with maritime notes, fruity, fudge, vanilla and subtle spices. Palate: A nice mix of sherry and salt at first, followed by a touch of peat smoke and sweet fudge. All is carried by a beautiful oily texture. Finale: Of a good length, marked by spices, a little sweet fruit juice and a few volutes of smoke.