Big cask character, with spirit style just poking through. The spirit seemed at odds with the cask perhaps.
The Single Malts of Scotland
1993, Aged 12 Years, Sherry Butt Cask 3517
Year of Bottling
Nose: Immediate sherry character. Floral and muddy, like river mud perhaps, and lots of dark fruits. A little sourness, like green Bramley apples.
Palate: Raisins, cherry liqueur chocolates, and fermenting grass.
Finish: Rich, and slightly burnt fruitcake.
Comment: Big cask character, with spirit style just poking through. The spirit seemed at odds with the cask perhaps.
Nose: Solvent and beeswax. Then ripe red apples. Custard and pastry. Some menthol in there, too. With water, linseed oil.
Palate: Oily. Dark toffee. Burnt pastry. A really expensive pain au chocolate. With water, more cocoa and some ginger. Nuttiness?
Finish: Rich, sustained, dark, again faintly charred. Slightly burnt brandy snaps?
Comment: More than a nod to fine sherry wood. Elegant and self assured.
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