Nose: rhubarb crumble, touch of chocolate, apple tart crust, custard, tiramisu, red wine, musty red grape skin, toffee Taste: salt, oaky, spice, red apples, winey, nothing peaty, slight walnut Finish: salt, tea This smells better than it tastes but the palate improved after a while in the glass, and again with a drop of water - less salty and tannic. It doesn’t remind me of any other scotches. In fact it more closely compares to some wine-aged Irish malts from the Cooley distillery that I have tried. I got this 3cl sample in a gift pack from Tasting.com and the accompanying booklet shows the image of this regular 16yo which is ex-bourbon cask matured. But my guess is I was given the 16yo Sauternes Finish. I tasted this alongside BenRiach’s Septendecim and for me this was better.