Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
Simple-Sample (SiSa)
Bottling serie
First Edition
52.3 % Vol.
50 ml 350 ml 700 ml
Added on
30 Sep 2019 3:42 pm by Whisky-Fancier
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 59.90

2 × in wishlist

21 × member ratings

54 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Simple Sample The Sherry Bomb

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.00 points

  1. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Hmm, what happened here? I really suspect that the basic blended malt was turbo-sherry-barrel-matured in rather small barrels and that unfortunately it is a bit over and very woody. At least that's how it works for me.
    Back then I got the middle bottle + sample. At some point I'll put it blindly at a regulars' table as a starter, but unfortunately nothing that I would pour myself in front of the television to enjoy in the evening.
    • Nose
      85 85
      A fresh and young sherry nose, full sherry aroma, raisins, creamy, chocolate, peppermint lies above it, clears your nose a bit, a hint of glue, and overall still quite edgy if you just let yourself go and the light missing notes don't too much attention, then it fulfills exactly what you expect, frontal sherry
      after the first sip, what I only had as glue, then to interpret it more in the direction of furniture polish and wood, to get some oak, either very (too?) small barrels were used for the ripening or it is older than thought, I tend to the former because it still has young features
    • Taste
      84 84
      hmm different than expected, quite woody, tart, not even so sweet, clearly sherry, raisins, dark chocolate, but not the easy-to-enjoy palate that I would have expected, salt, in between, a little sweetness and creaminess are set against each other the wood, but not for too long
    • Finish
      85 85
      still tart, oak, salt on the palate, bitten grape skin, dark chocolate, some ground coffee, nuts, medium length

  2. DulischM scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    A very versatile and gentle blend that mainly focuses on the sherry influences. The next one is welcome to contain a little smoke as a flavor support. Other types of casks would also be interesting (port, bourbon, etc.).
    • Nose
      First comes the creamy sweetness of bananas, honey and nectar paired with a bit tart pineapple. Then the full sherry droning with nuts (walnut and cashew) and fresh green grapes and raisins. Add some slightly sour strawberries and currants until everything mixes into a sweet cake.
    • Taste
      In the mouth again nutty and sherry-heavy with grapes and light berries, some toffee, honey and citrus.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium-short and gentle with spicy oak in the mouth and raisins and trauma on the palate.

  3. hockpat scored this whisky 94 points Newbie

    Wow, actually the full sherry load.

    Tastes very old, decent oak but without being bitter. There is nothing youthful to be found.

    Classic, old sherry whiskey. Pleasant wood, furniture polish, leather, dark chocolate, dried fruit.

    An experience!

  4. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
      Deep, full of sherry, powerful spice, much more intense than the Coopers Choice, toffee, chocolate, sweet raisin
    • Taste
      90 90
      Beautiful onset, spice, the oak very nicely integrated, getting stronger, sweet wonderfully integrated, not overlying, raisin, chocolate, nice drinking strength, interesting hop note
    • Finish
      90 90
      medium length, with spicy oak, espresso, dark chocolate, nice sweetness

  5. kanpai79 scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    Nice one...didn’t know, what to expect, purchasing it. Not the long finish, but nice -a little sour- nose and a lot of chocolate. No idea what’s in it, but easy drinkable. Strength is good.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86


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