Edradour Caledonia 12
Highland, 46%, NCF. 50€ (approx. 55 freedoms)
Nose: Alcoholic. Tingling and slightly stinging. Some malt, good chunk of sherry. A good bit of oak, and some honey. Adding some water definitely opens up the nose and helps with the slightly unpleasant alcohol.
Colour: Dark amber. Uncolored according to label.
Taste: Full and heavy. Rather dry. Initially some dried or toasted fruits and more honey. Malty. Then, sherry big time. Very full-bodied. Extremely spicy, even with water.
Finish: Medium. Lots of sherry and heavy oak to the point of bitterness. Very dry.
Summary: Certainly not a bad dram, but not my cup of whisky. My first sherried whisky. Can't say that I'm too much of a fan of this, although I have no doubt that this is a quality dram. YMMV.