Sultry and brooding. Katharine Hepburn in a glass.
Sherry Cask Reserve
No age statement
Year of Bottling
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Lemon and pears poached with turmeric and saffron, heady and exotic. Perfumed flower pollen, frangipane and pineapple with a waxed balsa wood.
Palate: A tingle of mace at the tip of the tongue then a thicker syrup like texture. Lemon cake with sherried sultanas, ginger nut biscuits and spiced carrot cake with buttercream icing. \n
Finish: Big and silky texture with a clean finish.
Comment: Sultry and brooding. Katharine Hepburn in a glass.
Nose: Initially, a little whiff of sulphur, then talcum powder, chopped nuts, ginger cake and brown sugar. Given time in the glass, the sweeter notes begin to open up.
Palate: Quite dry, with a big hit of vanilla, some dried fruit (dates and raisins), a little nuttiness and a rich caramel.
Finish: A slightly thin note creeps in, but the palate is left with a dry, slightly spicy oak, alongside the dried fruit.
Comment: Well rounded and nicely balanced, despite a slight off note at the beginning.
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