A classic sherry matured whisky. Probably aged. Don't spoil it with water as makes it astringent. It does not need it anyway.
The Devil's Casks Second Release
Year of Bottling
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Heavily sherried. Damp wood, moss, humus. Walnut stain. Damson plums \nand sultanas.
Palate: Crisp, tannic. Bittersweet. Lots of sweet liquorice root. Oak is very present, as expected. But not overly astringent. There is a good balance with the sweet notes of sherry wood. The alcohol is completely mastered.
Finish: Sweet, with a slight astringency. Liquorice again and again.
Comment: A classic sherry matured whisky. Probably aged. Don't spoil it with water as makes it astringent. It does not need it anyway.
Nose: Unyielding, treacly, sherry, burnt wood, molasses, seaweed, smoke and iodine. Peat drifts in with dark violets, stewed coffee, praline and dried fruit. That sherry is so thick you can cut it with a knife!
Palate: Dry, opening with coffeed Oloroso, burnt wood and bonfire embers. Tannic and woody, balanced by treacle and molasses. Hints of dusty spice and violets, sweet peat notes.
Finish: Good length. Peat notes gain momentum and the burnt wood, treacle, smoky tannins and herbal notes linger.\n
Comment: Comments: Wow! Talk about a finish. I could still taste this the next day.
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