A cask strength 20yo from Nikka (Yoichi) tonight.
Very complex nose. Obvious sherry notes of intense sweet dark fruit, leather, walnuts. Slightly smoky, charred oak, more layers of smoke, malt and fruit on the finish.
With water and hand warming comes even more complexity. An almost islay-like harbour-fest. Oil, tar, sea air and smoked fish. Very peppery. Liquorice. Vanilla. Aniseed.
Very impressive, seriously good whisky. Incredibly well balanced. Beautiful texture. Just stunning.
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