Sherry hogshead 12044 – 55.5%
My Tasting Notes:
Nose: Ripe dark berries, sandalwood, hints of cigar tobacoo and leather, some cardamom and burnt sugar.
Palate: Forest berry compote, orange zest, prunes, strong rancio notes, minimal hints of beef stock, cardamom, nutmeg and allspice.
Finish: Very long, very fruity and very slightly spicy.
Overall: The tasting notes just scratch the surface, there are layers upon layers of aromas and flavours in this fantastic old whisky.
Rating: 92/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$
Scored blind for the Malt Maniacs Awards 2012 where it won a gold medal, re-tasted for notes