107.10 - A fortress of darkness

8 years old, distilled 26th August 2008, 65.4% abv, Refill Ex-Sherry Butt, 612 bottles, dram price B

SMWS 107.10 - A fortress of darknessThe nose has nutmeg, oak furniture, mandarins, cinnamon and ginger. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has more of the oak furniture and mandarins, then sultanas and finally cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. The finish is long - cinnamon and hints of mandarins.

Water brings out thin whorling that lingers briefly but doesn't mottle. The nose gains sultanas and raisins. The body gains more of the mandarins and some seville oranges, and the cinnamon and ginger are more powerful towards the finish. The finish itself is more intense, and gains sultanas.

A powerful sherried whisky which balances oak and spice with a fruit sweetness - this is a digestif, or to be drunk by a fireside.