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Armorik Millésime 2002 Fût 3309


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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

8th Jan 2017


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And this is the most recent single cask that the team at Warenghem Distillery have entrusted us with: a 14 year old Armorik that slumbered in an oloroso sherry cask and was bottled at a whopping 56,3% ABV. Again a distillate from 2002, the fifth single cask Armorik of that vintage that I try. Lovely bronze color, by the way. The influence of the sherry cask is even more prominent on this nose that was the case with its predecessor. Candied fruit of the dark variety (sultanas, figs, dades), but also loads of green and herbal notes. After a few moment a great note of espresso kicks in. Very, very nice. It is honeysweet on the palate. And spicy. And creamy. Oh, dear, this is good. You can almost chew it. Lovely notes of fruit, candied sugar, Arabica coffee, cherries and pineapple on the grill. A bit aggressive, even. No need for water, so I will refrain from adding any. Neat, it is quite a treat. Wonderfully long finish on cloves, Sevilla oranges, nutmeg and drying oak. This is at least as good as cask 3260. It has a little darker (and better) nose, but is a bit more feisty on the palate. Nevertheless, a grand whisky that many Speysiders pale beside. Around 90 EUR, making this a no-brainer for me.

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