First fill sherry butt 8657 – 46%
My Tasting Notes:
Colour: Dark amber
Nose: Raisins, figs, toffee, struck matches, cinnamon and cardamom.
Palate: Sweet raisins, baba au rhum, milk chocolate, mixed exotic spiced and a touch of sulphur.
Finish: Long, fruity and slightly spicy.
Overall: Without a doubt this is a divisive dram. For me the sulphur is just the right amount to add depth, but your mileage may vary.
Rating: 88/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$
Scored blind for the Malt Maniacs Awards 2012 where it won a bronze medal, re-tasted for notes