This hits the palate like an angry drunken fisherman swaggering into Tobermory’s Mishnish Hotel. Uncompromising and rather impressive.
Berrys' Own Selection
Berry Bros. & Rudd
2005, 5 Years Old
Year of Bottling
Islands (Non Islay)
Nose: Smoke on top of an earthy/oily attack. Impressive with huge oak extract. Water reveals the youthful edge, but so what? This is about maximum effect.
Palate: Full-on and takes no prisoners. Coffee, coal smoke, black cherry and earth.
Finish: Rich and long.
Comment: This hits the palate like an angry drunken fisherman swaggering into Tobermory’s Mishnish Hotel. Uncompromising and rather impressive.
Nose: Peaty, phenolic. Creosote, farmyard, bonfire. A floral note. Parma violet. Tobacco leaves. Toasted (nearly burnt!) bread. Hint of sulphur.
Palate: Sweet at start and quite smooth. The alcohol is quite tamed. A surprising sweetness mingling with a sooty dryness.
Finish: Dry, sooty, spicy.
Comment: That young lad is not as fiery as the alcohol strength would lead you to expect. Straight forward but clean. Sherry influence.
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