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Overall rating
87.06/100
votes
20
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Simple-Sample (SiSa)
Bottling serie
First Edition
Bottled
2019
Casktype
Sherry
Strength
52.3 % Vol.
Size
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

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Whisky Reviews for Simple Sample The Sherry Bomb

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.06 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 Junior

    very versatile and gentle, main focus on sherry influences
    next time you can have some smoke to support the flavors
    other barrel maturations would also be interesting: port, bourbon, ...
    • Nose
      creamy sweetness, bananas, honey, nectar, slightly sour pineapple
      Sherry drone, nuts, walnut, cashew, fresh green grapes, raisins
      slightly sour strawberries, currants
      everything becomes a sweet cake
    • Taste
      nutty, sherry-like
      Grapes, light berries
      some toffee, honey, citrus
    • Finish
      medium short, gentle
      spicy oak, raisins, grapes

  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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