On the nose: Rich and acidic, fruity pipetobacco, cardamom, oranges, green apples, lemonoil and furniture polish. Water makes it more oaky and ashy with a hint of barbequed bananas.
On the palate: Oranges, tobacco, brown sugar, wine gums with dark and thick fruit notes. More malt and sour notes with water. Finishwise I’m getting tobacco again as well as rounded citrus and earth.
A lovely sherried Japanese this, but not in the traditional way. The sherry is greener in a way and not as syrupy and heavy as you would find in a lot of sherried malts from Scotland.