Sherry Cask Malt

  • Distilled: 2006
  • Bottled: 2015
  • Vol: 43%
  • Outturn: 3000
  • Code: W&M45

Returning to sherry intensity after the more delicate 2014 release, our young Speysider tries to evoke memories of a beloved legendary whisky from this region that was sold as a 7 years old in Italy and of which we have fond memories. The nose is very winey, almost spicy and slightly astringent, with the fragrance of walnuts. On the palate it retains this lively spiciness, for a pungently peppery character, but it’s well matched by the resinous sweetness of dried fruits (peaches, apricots, plums, sultana raisins) and at the same time it’s kept lean and fresh by a clean minerality. It tastes already fully mature thanks to the very active oak casks. In the end it adds a note of liquorice, to complement the interplay of spice and sweetness

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