Nose: Lychees and passion fruit are immediately present followed by roasted coffee beans and rum-soaked star fruit. Then there are notes of cloudy apple juice and wood char in a massively more-ish aroma.
Palate: 85% cocoa dark chocolate and a wealth of stewing tropical fruit make themselves present at first along with a large helping of spice. When water is added burnt chocolate sponge cake and sweet sherry materialises.
Finish: The finish is ridiculously long with notes of bitter coffee and chocolate biscuits chased with clean, refreshing mint. With time burnt double-chocolate-chip cookie crumbs filter through.
Overall: This is a truly awesome whisky in every sense of the word 'awesome'. It is oily and mouth-coating with an intensity of flavour excellently conveyed through its high abv, furthermore the competing flavours are balanced with precision against one another. This is a dram for fans of heavily sherried whisky or anyone who wants to explore the delights of sherry-cask ageing.