I’m insensitive to sulfur AND simply love sherry bombs. The bottles are
becoming scarcer, and the retail price already doubled in the last
couple of years. If you can still find it somewhere, grab a bottle – or a
case! You wouldn’t think twice if this was an imaginary Macallan CS
Neat: Pungent alcohol followed by bold sherry notes. Then
sweet oak and heavy molasses, which remind me of aged rum. Mocha beans
and prunes! The slight flintiness is ephemeral. Pretty perfect so far –
everything you’d want from an aged sherry bomb! After a while, there is
even a hint of smoke.
With water: A freshly cut oak tree, saw dust, more prunes
and rum-soaked chocolate cake. You can drink this perfectly at cask
Neat: A lashing of raisins and plums. Cinnamon! Overall it
is quite Christmas-cakey similar to Glendronach 21 Parliament. The
palate is rather balanced; alternating between pruney, raisiny sweetness
and zesty orange notes. It’s a convergence of old rum, brandy, and
With water: Gorgeous. Marzipan, crisp oak, and licorice.
Very long. Juicy wine notes. Dark chocolate, obligatory tannins, and more licorice.