15 Year Old
Nose: Intense, powerful sherry. Cream sherry, certainly – Pedro Ximenez? almost… a touch of peppermint? An almost rancio quality to this. Smells older than 15.
Palate: Raisins, more sherry, orange peel, walnuts, dates.
Finish: Incredibly long, complex, more of the Walnuts again.
Overall: Water draws out sweetness. This is Christmas cake, not whisky. Simply astonishing.
21 Year Old
Nose: Apple, orange, less sherry than the 15yo. Peppermint again?!
Palate: Incredibly smooth. Barley-rich, just a textbook smoothness and rounded character that leaves you gasping for another sip...
Finish: Long, barley-rich, awesomely smooth, very little oak influence.
Overall: Very, very pleasant. Could teach Roger Moore a thing or two about smoothness.
25 Year Old
Nose: Touch of menthol. Sherry again, less pronounced, but the complexity is greater.
Palate: Very simple, incredibly clean central palate, but amazingly tangy. Really zingy topnotes.
Finish: Very, very long and complex finish, Oak-rich, cocoa, buttery...
Overall: Very good, very complex, nicely tangy.