The colour is a rich amber; darker than you would expect from a refill cask.
Give this whisky time to breathe, as the heavy nose, rich in old leather, definitely develops with a little air. There are also hints of fresh tobacco.
It is a spicy whisky that has a lot to offer: some pear drops at the front of the mouth giving way to light sherry and a hint of tannin from the wood.
Light at first, the finish develops and is long, elegant and sherried.