Can I suggest the next time some boring whisky snob complains about "No Age Statement" whisky you can humbly recommend this and then sit back smugly as they struggle to sustain any kind of argument. This is good. Bottled at 55.5% ABV (you need some water on hand to fully enjoy this - and in my opinion anyone who tells you they still prefer without water needs their palate adjusted with a wrench) this batch contains single malt from both PX and Oloroso sherry casks in one of the best unions since John Lennon suggested to Paul McCartney they might try to write their own songs. The nose has dried fruits and prunes, all the classic "glass of Sherry on Xmas morning in the kitchen while the pudding is being steamed" notes you would want and expect. The taste has fruitcake, dark chocolate, chilli, citrus and with water gets sweeter with golden syrup notes and the dark chocolate turns into chocolate cake. The finish is dry, oak notes and tannins. You can skip dessert as this is an almost perfect after dinner dram. If I still gave whisky scores this one would have a higher score than Barcelona against Celtic in the Champions League.Read More
Location: Liquid, Atmosphere Kanifushi, The Maldives
Date: September 2016
Price: Free (as part of an all inclusive package)
Recipe: Equal parts bourbon and sweet vermouth
Garnish: Lemon peel
Comments: Not bad, my favorite garnish is the lemon peel and drinking this poolside "on the rocks" was the only way to go....
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