La Maison du Whisky’s Artist Series 8 has two distinctly different ranges… this one is all about the Sherry with the most gorgeous labels created by Japanese artist Takehiko Sugawara.
While we followed the suggested order alternating between non-sherry and sherry, I thought to focus on the sherry range – and what a range!
Here is what we sniffed, swished and sampled our way through in the Whisky Live Singapore 2018 VIP room…
La Maison du Whisky Artist #8 with Sherry
- Glenrothes 20 year (1995/2018) Sherry Butt Cask #909700 52.8% (530 bottles)
- Ben Nevis 25 year (1991/2018) Sherry Cask #2375 55.3% (561 bottles)
- Bowmore 15 year (2001/2018) Sherry Cask #108 55.3% (679 bottles)
- Glenlivet 10 year (2007/2018) 1st Fill Sherry Cask #900214 Batch #2 64.1% (308 bottles)
- Bunnahabhain 35 year (1979/2018) Sherry Cask #9521 47.9% (472 bottles)
For those whose brains are wired to maths… you will note the years are all in intervals of 5 yet if you calculate, may actually be more. Take the Bunnahabhain 35 year which was laid in a cask in 1979 and bottled in 2018. What this means is it could actually be 38 or 39 years, depending on the month it went into the cask or bottle.
We won’t quibble or question their logic, just enjoy what wonders the years quietly maturing in their respective sherry casks produced!
PS – Don’t miss the Artist Series #8 without Sherry either!
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