Sherry cask 3603 – 57.7%
My Tasting Notes:
Colour: Dark copper
Nose: Massive with cherries and berries, candied orange zest, hints of eucalyptus, a good whiff of a well-stocked cigar humidor, densely interwoven mild spices and a hard to describe ‘earthy freshness’.
Palate: The fruitiness feels fresher than on the nose, with lime, kumquats, and hints of red currant with a minimal bitternes that is weak enough not to be disturbing, then hints of perfumed tea and those lovley spices again.
Finish: Very long with fruits and spices playing together and giving way to a little smoke at the very end.
Overall: This is a truly great whisky and not really what you would expect from a heavily sherried malt. Over the decades, wood spice and sherry fruit have blended into something unique here. My tasting notes just scratch the surface.
Rating: 94/100 – Price Tag $$$$$$$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$
Only one bottle of the Karuizawa 48 yo was available at Master of Malt
Review sample provided by Master of Malt