This is a 20 year old bottling of distillate produced at The Glenrothes and bottled by the Scotch Malt Whisky Society after spending 20 years in an ex-sherry 2nd fill butt.
Syrup, honey, toffee. Incredibly rich sherry. Nutty, figs, dates, nougat. Caramel, vanilla cream, sweet cocoa.
Thick, rich. Raisins, honey, toffee, sherry. Caramel, nougat, dates, figs. Sweet, buttery popcorn. Some heat. One of the richest mouth feels that I have experienced yet. There's some heat here, though.
Long, the richness continues. A bit of heat. Super sweet, loaded with honey roasted peanuts, caramel, toffee, nougat. Nutty, sweet sherry. Rich figs, dates, fruits out the wazoo.
If it weren't for the heat in the palate / finish this would be a 10/10. That said, the richness is incredible here. The fruits are intense and the caramel / nougat sherry influence is just bonkers. Well done on this barrel, SMWS, well done.