Sherry Xmas to One and All

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Re: Sherry Xmas to One and All

Postby AdamMY » Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:49 pm

Alright, starting out with Sherry Lights, whisky's only finished in Sherry.

Glenmorangie Lasanta 46% ABV.

Color: Polished Brass.

Nose: Dark Chocolate, spice cake/ zucchini bread, honey nut cherrios.

Taste: Distinctly nutty, and wonderfully forward with warm holiday flavors. I think there was a good bit of gingerbread cookies, and a hint of apples.

Finish: Medium, dry honeyed malt.

Pretty darn good compared to how I remembered it.

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Re: Sherry Xmas to One and All

Postby AdamMY » Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:23 am

Kirkland Macallan Distillery 15 year old Sherry Cask Finish (Distilled in 1996).

Color: Rusty orange.

Nose: Oranges, Butterscotch, candied pineapple, lemon pound cake.

Taste: Candied Pineapple ( lots of sweetness), lots of melted butter, lemon pound cake.

Finish: Short, slightly nutty.

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Re: Sherry Xmas to One and All

Postby AdamMY » Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:18 am

The Irish can take part in Sherry Xmas too.

Bushmills Black Bush.

Color: Gold

Nose: Brown sugar, bit of alcohol, sugar cookies, nutmeg and clove.

Taste: Buttery, almonds, peanut brittle, and oranges.

Finish: Long, butter cookies.

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Re: Sherry Xmas to One and All

Postby AdamMY » Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:10 am

The Macallan 12 year old Sherry Cask.


Color: Nut Brown.

Nose: Cinnamon sticks, spice cake, green pepper, faint hint of malt.

Taste: Pecans, brown sugar and cinnamon, green apples with caramel sauce.

Finish: Huge wave of caramel, fading into a sweetness quite long.

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Re: Sherry Xmas to One and All

Postby AdamMY » Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:07 am

Highland Park 12 year old.

Color: Amber.

Nose: Cane sugar, hint of smoke, leather and apples.

Taste: Pomegranate, peanut brittle, and the lightest hint of peat and smoke.

Finish: Smokes and leather, medium to long.

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Re: Sherry Xmas to One and All

Postby dramtastic » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:03 pm

Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2011 No Age Statement 48%
Nose: Dry sherry, oak, raisins, dark cherry chocolate, figs, Arnott's mint slice biscuits, leather, blackberry jam, bran, ginger.
Palate: Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, brown sugar, figs, brazil nuts, leather, a mix of dark jams, mint, dry sherry, bran, oak. Nicely punchy.
Finish: Medium length. An excellent balance of sweet and dry flavours.
General comment: I've had the 2009 and this is a few points better. A superbly crafted whisky.
Rating: 90/100

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Re: Sherry Xmas to One and All

Postby dramtastic » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:25 pm

Just a tad expensive to be pouring on your breakfast cereal

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Re: Sherry Xmas to One and All

Postby dramtastic » Sun Dec 11, 2011 3:18 am

pkt77242 wrote:
dramtastic wrote:Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2011 No Age Statement 48%
Nose: Dry sherry, oak, raisins, dark cherry chocolate, figs, Arnott's mint slice biscuits, leather, blackberry jam, bran, ginger.
Palate: Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, brown sugar, figs, brazil nuts, leather, a mix of dark jams, mint, dry sherry, bran, oak. Nicely punchy.
Finish: Medium length. An excellent balance of sweet and dry flavours.
General comment: I've had the 2009 and this is a few points better. A superbly crafted whisky.
Rating: 90/100


That sounds damn yummy :smoke: but I bet it is out of my price range.


$100-115 bucks

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Re: Sherry Xmas to One and All

Postby dramtastic » Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:43 pm

Ganga wrote:Springbank 12, 54.6

Nose: cinnamon, walnuts, figs and raisins, some greenery
Palate: hazelnuts, cinnamon, mixed greens with mushrooms, light mintiness, apples
Finish: big, sherried nuttiness with the mint dancing around

I know I'm a little off tonight but this is still very good.


Yes very good, but a big call calling this one sherried. Not sure how you missed the coconut as well twin.


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