North British 14 Year Old, Sherry Finish$115.00
This batch of three casks of North British grain whisky were all distilled in December of 2007. They spent thirteen years maturing in refill ex-bourbon barrels before being finished for fourteen months in very active ex-Pedro Ximenez sherry casks. This small batch was bottled October of 2022 and yielded 800 bottles at a cask strength of 57.1% ABV.
Our tasting notes are as follows:
Color: Burnt mahogany
Nose: Rich, dark fruits to the fore, delicate grain to the rear, note the dried orange peels, burnt oak, and incense (burning in a distant room)
Palate: Oily to the front of the palate with fresh grain and orange marmalade, then exuberant oak, clove, and dried ginger mid palate becoming pleasingly drying as it transitions towards the finish with pronounced chocolate lava cake flavors
Finish: Long and lasting with lingering notes of dried orange peel, ground gray pepper, Sarsaparilla, and loose leaf black tea
On the label: A Scottish grain whisky that can please a bourbon lover as easily as a single malt aficionado? Absolutely! What’s not to love about sweet grain dancing with rich, dark fruits, framed by exuberant, burnt oak?
Joshua and Jason discuss this release and the 32 year old cognac HERE.