Big and generous aromas at first, characterised by fragrant exotic hardwoods, resinous herbs, coastal flowers, salted liquorice and singed raisins. Some sandalwood embers and cooking rum in the background too. With water we found orange oils, ginger cake, tree bark and tiger balm. A spicy and deeply layered dram. The neat palate opened with toasted walnuts and subtle, thick smokiness. Beyond which we noted things like soft fudge, pork scratchings, dark fruit jams and game salami. Water released hints of smoked sea salt, chocolate sauce, booze-soaked cherries and lapsing souchong tea. Some natural tar and scented wood smoke in the aftertaste. Matured in an Oloroso butt for 17 years before transfer to a 1st fill PX sherry butt.