I just tried some of this stuff tonight. For some reason over the last few years I've always seemed overlook this malt, maybe because of the price or the fact that it is widely available. Even when I thought about purchasing it, I always ended up buying a more expensive/exotic whisky.
It is a fantastic whiskey. I'm not a big sherry fan, especially the Macallan's, but the sherry in this malt is very mild and balanced. It's great balance of honey, sherry and light maltyness make it a great dram. I also taste a bit of smoke and vanilla.
I just wanted to say that I recommend it highly and don't think of it any less because of the price. I'll pick up a bottle tomorrow, it's only about $26 (US)
at my local liquor store.