Well, then, here is the sixth and final sister cask from this series that I will be trying. Again one of those first fill sherry casks at extremely high ABV, filled in March 2007 and bottled in November of last year for the German shop Getränkenwelt Weiser & Flickenshild. Oh, lest I forget, it is also the darkest member of the gang.
I know that I am beginning to sound like a broken record, but again this nose is simply grand. Dark and sweet on raisins, black grapes and plums, joined by cloves, vanilla, nutmeg and a pinch of cinnamon. Some Mokatine and espresso. It’s a bit more candy-like than his siblings. Reminds me of cola candy, as well as other red candy.
Despite the ABV, the arrival is pretty smooth. No water needed, which is good news in this case. It is sturdy, even piquant, but quaffable. Raisins, plums, cherries, the works. We are by now quite familiar with this type of malt.
Maybe I should have kept some water handy, for the piquant and dry finish makes me feel it go down.
Well, those Glenlivet 2007 first fill sherry hogsheads with number #900xxx are simply stunning. While they are all quite alike, I am happy to have tried them. One can hardly get enough of good whisky, right?