A.K.A. “In Bill’s Good Hands”
The nose is quite medicinal initially, almost Chinese medicine like. Smoky. That vaguely familiar mocha bitterness from a certain release is present. Some subtle dark toffee and raisin toast notes, presumably from from the ex-sherry butts and puncheons.
A wee bit of cinnamon to round it off. There is a cinnamon sweetness at first on the palate but it just appears for a brief moment. The peaty notes comes in tenderly yet steadily. Wet pine needle and a pinch of spices coming out on the back palate.
A rather dry finish, some savoury meat notes. It leaves a soothingly ashy and oaky aftertaste, rather evocative.