||Ex-bourbon and ex-oloroso|
|Distiller||High Coast (Adalen, Sweden)|
A special, cask strength release from BOX. For more info, their website is packed-full of information.
This whisky is a vatting of:
- 8.2% unpeated single malt, aged 5.2 years in a first fill bourbon cask
- 31.3% unpeated single malt, matured 4.7 years in first fill oloroso sherry cask
- 12% unpeated single malt; matured 4.9 years in first fill oloros sherry cask
- 8.5% peated single malt; matured 4.7 years in oloroso sherry cask
- Batch: 02
- Bottling Code: N/A
- Bottling Date: 2016
Lots of dried fruit – has a slight sulphur edge. Wine gums, oak, toffee, apple, vanilla – with still a light oily youth. Raisins, prunes, and a nice set of spices – tannic, clove, and nutmeg. It’s heavily sherry influenced – I really like it. Quite complex – and there is a really nice integrated peated component – impressive with all of the sheryr involved. Lots of nice earthiness and dried fruit too. The palate is quite nice – balanced, fruity, with spice and lots of dried fruit and a slight touch of sulphur and smoke too. Rancio, dried peaches, dried orange, and tannins. Nice finish that is a bit bready and woody, and with a touch of burnt-like bitterness. Spicy, rich, smoky on the finish.
The sherry works pretty well with their distillate, and this displays it very well. Rich, and much deeper than Dalwe.
Value: 31/100 (based on $148)