Anon. Batch 1 - The Rare Casks
|Cask Type||Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish|
|Series||The Rare Casks|
|No of Bottles||90|
|Style||Single Malt Scotch Whisky|
7 Customer Review(s)
RatingA very pleasant whisky.
RatingNose: sweet, sherry, soy sauce, dried fruit, raisins, cranberries, creamy, salted butter, popcorn, citrus, marmalade
Palate: rather hot, sweet, creamy, salted butter, citrus, blood oranges, spicy, white pepper, cloves, salted soy sauce, dried fruit, raisins, a hint of tobacco
Finish: long, rather dry, spicy, fruity, warm red apples, tobacco
My best guess: an Old Pulteney
RatingPlease tell us what this whisky is?
RatingColour: Light to medium summer gold.
Nose: Rich, fruity malt, loads of malt, and… fruit! Mushed down red apples with some sultanas and custard. Hints of older oak, honey and some smoky hints from cask char.
Palate: Really thick oils coat your tongue with honey flavoured oaky malt. It’s very smooth for the higher than normal strength. A pinch of spices that make it interesting, but also not enough that it overloads your tongue. There’s a slight cardboardy thing going on nearer to the end.
Finish: Thick, layered fruits mix with the malt to leave a really slow, lingering and warming finish on your palate and on your chest. Right at the end you’re left with much younger oak notes, probably from the 6 month sherry cask finish.
Thoughts: Great stuff, a reminder you don’t need whiskies to be really old to be great. There’s plenty of flavours here to explore and keep you occupied.
Notes from somersetwhisky.com
RatingNose: Rich honey, malt and creamy vanilla abounds, all laced with marzipan. Very appetising! There’s some slight woodiness in there as well.
Palate: Luscious mouthfeel, lovely honey and vanilla creaminess.
Finish: Sweet, spicy finish – long and well blended.
Overall: Hats off to Abbey Whisky for this – an excellent dram with some great flavours – all packaged up in whisky that packs a bit of a hit, strength wise.
A great price too – a winner!
RatingColour: deep gold. On the nose: well that’s rather lovely. First impressions: it’s vibrant and really creamy. And almost like a good blend (I don’t mean this in a negative way, on the contrary). There’s a wonderful balance and harmony: honey and vanilla custard on one hand, with something more woody and even acidic, like balsamic vinegar. Pineapple, peaches. Soft fruit definitely. A real intense malted barley that almost, almost comes across as a waft of smoke.
In the mouth: yes, a gorgeously thick quality to the spirit. Very viscous and just clings to your tongue. Stacks of minerality. Hops, mead, almost refreshing notes, like a light summer ale in a beer garden. Flashes of hay-barns and meadows under a late summer sun. But Again, very creamy and malty – warming, chewy, peppery finish, to the point of believing that it might have a touch of peat in there (there isn't, but still).
There’s something very old-fashioned about this. It’s a good, classic whisky that’s full of traditional flavours and tons of vitality. And the sherry cask finish gives it a little twist. It’s a debonaire, Clooney-esque whisky that’ll charm the pants off you.
I really like it.
Awarded Bronze Medal - Malt Maniac Awards 2015 (MMA)
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