Berry Bros. & Rudd

The Classic Range

Sherry Cask Matured Blended Malt

ABV 44.2%
REVIEWED Issue 154
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Brand: The Classic Range, Berry Bros. & Rudd
Expression: Sherry Cask Matured Blended Malt
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 44.2%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Berry Bros. & Rudd
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Sulphur at first, shades of brimstone to this. Black Sea soap bars. Bovril and a meaty edge, roast beef, gravy and roasted chestnut stuffing. Sweetness from chocolate coated raisins and black treacle.
Palate: Very rich dark chocolate, plenty of savoury notes here. Roasted burnt ends with bbq sauce. Ripe figs stuffed with blue goat’s cheese. There’s a hint of sweetness too.
Finish: Very short, cinder toffee with very dark chocolate.
Comment: Serious sherry influence here, but the sulphur punches a little too much for me.
Taster   Sam Coyne
Nose: A little smokiness. Burned edges of an apple pie. Vanilla, custard biscuits and gently simmering caramel.
Palate: Opens up really gently, with lightly stewed pears – smoke then comes through, but it's sweet, then ashy.
Finish: Middling-length, yet an ash does hold around the back of the mouth for an age.
Comment: Smokey and little too much so for my taste. There's the promise of a gem hidden beneath that.
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