Stats – 59.6% alcohol, small batch, sherry cask aged, Batch 37, Speyside
Price – $75
Color – Amber
Nose – Sweet and spirited, almost rum-like.
Palate – Supposedly this series started after Aberlour discovered a 100 year old bottle in their distillery and wanted to duplicate it – much like the recreation of Shackleton’s and George Washington’s whiskeys. Released in small batches and as a blend of exclusively aged in Olorosso sherry butts (that’s a barrel of 477 liters, or half a tun). Very rich! Sweet rum raisin fills the mouth. Incredibly smooth for something this potent. Buttery and silky. The finish dries out a touch and reveals a hint of spicy burn, but not much. Vanilla and a nutty presence. Very much like a good rum (Angustura 1824 maybe). Caramel and burned sugar or molasses. Like caramel corn. Undeniably sweet and rich. Despite the proof, don’t add too much water, it brings out a touch too strong of a sulfur taste.
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