For a bold and intense scotch, get your hands on a bottle of Darkness!, an 8 year old scotch that has been matured first in bourbon casks, then finished in specially coopered Olorosso sherry octaves for at least 3 months. These are much smaller than the standard butt casks, allowing for greater interaction with the liquid, producing a scotch that is intensely sherried and deeply coloured.
On the nose- Top notes of cinnamon and caramel with underlying malt notes and a lemon sweetness to finish.
On the palate- Strong bold flavours of caramel and cinnamon with underlying sherry notes completing perfectly. To finish, a quick black pepper spice hits before a lingering buttery note with hints of lemon zest.