Edition No 1 – Speyside 10 year, Sherry Butt, Bottle No 240, 51.6%
- Nose – Lemon zest, wood, malty, complex with a dry spice like allspice and clove, sharp and then kept changing.. crisp pear, fresh tart apple then morphed into stewed fruits, almost wine-like quality, then musty compost, sweet toffee salt
- Palate – Initially hits the upper palate, very robust, chewy sweet, spice, toffee pudding
- Finish – Medium dry, sweet cloves… a big finish
- Water – Brought out a tasty sourness and peppers, with a spice kick, liquorice,
What a treat!! It has been some time since we enjoyed such wonderful shifts in aromas, it has a ‘kick back’ but in a beautifully well-rounded way.
We gave it time and found with the revisit the sherry dimension was even more pronounced full of ripe plums, prunes, dates, mince pie. Delicious!
Wanting to know more, I wrote to the gentlemen over at the Whisky Exchange.
Most amusingly, they came back with a teasing clue…
a famous speyside distillery in Ballindalloch that does everything in sherry casks….
Pretty obvious which distillery…
Other miniatures sampled recently include:
- TWE Covent Garden Reserve Edition No 1 – Speyside 10 year, Sherry Butt, Bottle No 240, 51.6% (this post)
- TWE Covent Garden Reserve Edition No 2 – Islay NAS, Hogshead Cask, Bottle No 288, 55.2%
- Tomatin Legacy 43%
- MacPhail’s Collection Orkney 8 year 43% (Highland Park)
- Tomintoul 10, 16, 27 year 40%
*Tasting notes coming soon!
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