okay, I got to try the Grants Sherry Cask 40%
colour: golden amber.
nose: fruits/sherry, grain, light malt, oak, vanilla, touch of honey, light yet attractive.
palate/mouth feel: grainy bite, fruit sweetness, some oak.
finish: big grain bite, gentle fruit/sherry, sweet, touch of oak/vanilla/honey, spicey medium finish.
notes: nose is quite nice, palate/finish hold a big grain bite that overpowers the flavours a little. Spicey finish neat. Decent but I'd probably not get a bottle. If the grain/spice was toned down a little it would be pleasant. Glad to have tried this though it's not on my buy list. Maybe a whiskey like this is better served with ice &/or water??
(I tried the last sip with a touch of water and it seemed to open the nose up a bit and calm the bite..... I usually prefer whisky neat but perhaps I'll have to get another mini & try with ice).