This latest release makes use of both full sherry-matured and sherry-finished whisky. The casks, sourced from a small, family-run bodega in Jerez, include first-fill Oloroso, refill Oloroso and first-fill Palo Cortado sherry butts, a never to be repeated selection married together to create something distinctive.
Nose: Sherry-soaked oak, sugared almonds, vanilla, and mango. There are hints of ginger spice and coffee beans to balance out those sweet notes, as well as some stewed dark fruits in the backdrop.
Palate: A drying palate delivers notes of charred pineapple, salted peanuts, woody spice, and orange zest, with touches of Madeira cake, liquorice and toffee underneath.
Finish: A smattering of drying spice lingers with just a hint of juicy tropical fruits in support.