Sherry hogshead 12041 – 56.1%
My Tasting Notes:
Colour: Very dark amber
Nose: Light wood smoke, hints of smoked bacon, orange zest, tobacco, leather, nutmeg and cumin.
Palate: Stronger peat than the nose suggests, bacon-wrapped orange wedges, figs, toffee, tea, nutmrg and cumin agin.
Finish: Very long, fruity, dry and smoky.
Overall: It needs some time to build up and benefits from a good splash of water, this fantastic whisky has the perfect balance of sherry and peat, maturity and freshness.
Rating: 94/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$
Scored blind for the Malt Maniacs Awards 2012 where it won a silver, medal, re-tasted for notes