I finished my first bottle of HP 12 a couple of days ago. This afternoon (the time of day I'm most likely to enjoy scotch) I turned to The Dalmore 12 once again. At this point The Macallan 12 is only a distant memory. Nevertheless, I do recall it upon tasting The Dalmore 12 again. Even so, The Dalmore 12 is far from what I would consider "over-sherried".
... at the moment, Highland Park 12 is my personal standard of excellence in the world of scotch. I like others more or less in inverse proportion to how much they differ from HP12, which seems to have just the right amount of the various flavors that I associate with scotch. The predominate sweetness of The Dalmore 12, while initially very enticing, ultimately proves to be unsatisfying to my taste.