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@Kapre
Kapre started a discussion

So when you're in the mood for a big-sherried-whisky, which one will be your favourite ? Aberlour A'bunadh, Glenfarclas 105 or maybe something else....

12 years ago

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@Maude
Maude replied

This is a hard question, I would have to say the A'bunadh, it has a special place in my hearth. Still, I tried the Glenfarclas 175, and it was very tasty and sherried has it can be. In the more expansive bottles, I had the chance to taste a dram of the Strathisla 25yo (one of the ingredient in JW's blue label) and this was one stunning dram!

12 years ago 0

@WhiskyNotes
WhiskyNotes replied

For me it's Karuizawa or GlenDronach, with Glenfarclas and Strathisla as follow-up.

12 years ago 0

@Sharkk276
Sharkk276 replied

Glendronach 12yo Original and 15yo Revival , Glenmorangie Sonnalta PX, Macallan Cask Strength, Dalmore 15yo and Aberlour A'bunadh. All sherry bottlings I currently have, but my favorite would have to be the Aberlour A'bunadh.

12 years ago 0

PDD replied

GlenDronach 19. Very hard to find, as the 15 & 18 are the usual bottlings. Another worthy consideration: Glenmorangie Signet

12 years ago 0

@WhiskyNotes
WhiskyNotes replied

It's interesting that you call Glenmorangie Signet a sherry bomb, as sherry is only a minor element in its formula. For me a sherry "bomb" is not just any sherry matured whisky. The wine should be playing the main role, I would even say it has to overshadow the original spirit.

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@Kutter
Kutter replied

@Kapre A'bunadh indeed, but with a little more dollars, I prefer the HP 18... one of the best !

12 years ago 0

@MFish85
MFish85 replied

Glenfarclas 12 so far, Macallan Cask Strength is right behind it though.

12 years ago 0

@Mammon
Mammon replied

I guess it is The Macallan 12 y o sherry cask. An impressive whisky.

12 years ago 1Who liked this?

@YorkshaPud
YorkshaPud replied

Hard choice A'bunadh or the 1998 Gordon & Macphail Exclusive Mortlach could pip it

12 years ago 0

@Avery
Avery replied

The Macallan18 is great stuff...

12 years ago 0

PDD replied

@WhiskyNotes You're correct: the Signet (being a vatted whisky) is not strictly sherry cask aged. However, the notes I detect clearly say sherry influenced. If we're talking a whisky that tastes like sherry, due to an overload of the wine, I'd have to say Redbreast (12 or 15).

12 years ago 0

@WhiskyNotes
WhiskyNotes replied

I really don't agree. Walnuts, dried prunes, tobacco, figs, blackberry jam... those are typical sherry (bomb) notes for me and they are hardly found in Redbreast.

Redbreast is sherry finished whiskey. For a sherry monster you need first fill sherry in my opinion.

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@dag
dag replied

I'm in a sherry phase right now. Aberlour A'bunadh is at the top of the list followed by the Macallan 12. I stumbled upon a Glenmorangie Lasanta last week that I plan to try this weekend. Still on the hunt for Yamazaki Sherry Cask.

12 years ago 0

@maltster
maltster replied

@whiskyNotes, I have to agree with you-Glendronach and Karuizawa for the dirty Sherry; Glenfarclas and older Macallans from the Speymalt Series for a more elegant Sherrystyle.

12 years ago 1Who liked this?

@Appadurai
Appadurai replied

Adelphi Lochside 46 Year Old 1965, Sherry Cask #6778

12 years ago 1Who liked this?

Jason0142 replied

For me it would be the 2 Glendronach single cask's I've had. Out of the non-one off batch whisky's it would be Glendronach 15 Revival and Glenmorangie PX, never had Aberlour A'bunadh but it's defiantly something that's on my wish list.

12 years ago 0

@two_bitcowboy

Glenfarclas 15 for me, but it's not available in the USA. Of the ones we can get it's got to be the USA-exclusive Arran 1996 Sherry Cask, cask # 1785

12 years ago 1Who liked this?

@MacBaker62
MacBaker62 replied

The Dalmore 15 is a serious sherry bomb, and so are any Macallan Sherry cask whiskies, but my favorite right now would have to be Aberlour A'bunadh!

12 years ago 0

@bwmccoy
bwmccoy replied

Macallan Cask Strength for me

12 years ago 0

@bwmccoy
bwmccoy replied

For a special, one-off bottling, it would have to be the yet un-opened bottle of 40 Longmorn from the Whisky Society (7.55 - "Liquid Heaven"). 40 years in a first-fill Sherry Cask classifies as a Sherry Bomb in my book. :-) I had a chance to try it at a society tasting and was blown away.

12 years ago 0

@bwmccoy
bwmccoy replied

Also, Ben Nevis 25 year, cask strength, single cask. First 14 years in oak and the final 11 years in a Sherry cask. Absolutely perfect.

12 years ago 0

@cowfish
cowfish replied

A bit late to the party, but:

@WhiskyNotes AFAIK Redbreast isn't a finished whiskey - it's a combination of sherry matured and bourbon matured whiskey, but it's all fully matured. I agree it's not a sherry bomb, though.

12 years ago 0

@talexander
talexander replied

Without a doubt - Glenfarclas 40 year old!

12 years ago 1Who liked this?

@Abunadhman
Abunadhman replied

My all time favourite Sherry bomb is without any doubt Macallan Malt 12 years in a single Olorosso cask & what a cask - This hasn't been around for a few years and I suspect was ever only available ex. distillery.

I have about 100ml. left and I look at it often and then grab the a'bunadh: I really don't want it to finish. I cracked a Springbank recently, the spicy port wood 11 yo. I don't want it to finish either, but it is a very differnt Whisky from the Macallan.

Aberlour a'bunadh is always available (Brisbane), is always good, is affordable and is, indeed, A sherry Bomb!

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@RedCherrie
RedCherrie replied

I do really enjoy The BenRiach 12

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@Pudge72
Pudge72 replied

I would go with Abunad'h (batch 32 specifically) and Glenfarclas 15. Honourable mention to Glenmorangie Sonnalta PX. The Macallan CS has left me a little cold (though I am always open to trying it again) as I find it a little one dimensional.

11 years ago 0

bennibarrel replied

Glendronach 21 Parliament - awesome, i dont find words to describe this malt.

11 years ago 0

@FMichael
FMichael replied

While I'm not too fond of what I'd consider an over abundance of sherry (in my case the Glenfarclas 12 yr) - however I really do enjoy the Aberlour range of the 12 yr Non-Chill filter, 16 yr, and 18 yr.

11 years ago 0

@Bourbondork
Bourbondork replied

Of the ones I've had? A'bunadh for sure.

11 years ago 0