This is a 15 year expression from Heaven Hill that was finished in sherry casks for a few years and bottled at 48.9% ABV by Malts of Scotland.
Nose: Very rum like – sherry appears with mashed grapes, sour cherries, and smoke from an extinguished match.
Palate: Very bright and fruity up front – tastes much younger than 15 years. Again, quite rum-like with a lot of molasses notes.
Finish: Very dry and astringent with floral sherry notes throughout.
Rating: 84/100 – Sherry finished bourbon is strange for me since bourbon is already so sweet naturally.
Value for the money: This originally retailed around $100, but I’d prefer to see it around $80 to compete with Midwinter Night’s Dram.