Quite strange, but the first I get in the taste, is a mix of Port, Brandy and Grappa? Dried fruits, oak and hints of old cigar. The finish gets more “back to normal”, and the dried fruits (and especially the sweetness from these) comes forward.
The taste took my by quite a surprise, but after a dram or two, I’m getting more familiar with it. Anyways, it gets better in the finish, where the fruits takes over. Normally I am quite keen to Port matured whiskies, and the same goes for SMWS bottlings, but this had me a bit disappointed. Overall, still enjoyed it though! I will give this 85/100 (22/20/22/21).