For La Maison du Whisky – First fill sherry butt 1283 – 48%
My Tasting Notes:
Nose: Prunes, cassis, dark chocolate, orange zest, hints of cinnamon and pepper.
Palate: Prunes, forest berries, chocolate, strong coffee, cinnamon, hints of pepper.
Finish: Long, dry and fruity.
Overall: The rather overwhelming sherry does not quite manage to cover the traces of the decades in this very old malt. Lots of fruit meets lots of wood. A sherry monster wielding a huge wooden sledge hammer.
Rating: 86/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$
Scored blind for the Malt Maniacs Awards 2011 – Re-tasted for notes