Sherry cask #7405 @ 50% Volume
Islay single cask, single malt
scotchwhisky.com, Batch 38Review by Dave Broom – 8.0/10
Flavour Camp: Fruity & Spicy
Nose: A little closed to start with, but then there's some sandalwood and vetiver, along with a steady build of sweetness, which in turn leads to First Flush Darjeeling, orange peel and finally, primed canvas. It's a little hot. With water, there's some distant toffee and just a little hint of candle wax.
Palate: A sweet enough start which is quite hay-like, then comes peanut brittle and the distillery's characteristic sweet ginger. This builds and moves into Muscovado sugar, then Seville orange. With time and a little water, there's more rancio elements.
Finish: Medium length and slightly drying.
Conclusion: All very well-mannered with this gentle elegance.
Right Place, Right Time: Sitting in a railway car listening to Cary Grant talk.