Armorik Sherry Cask

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Whisky Breton
1st Fill Ex-Oloroso Casks
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
New Label
Added on
03 oct 2019 1:46 pm by Coldorak

Average value

€ 42.78

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25 × member ratings

42 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Armorik Sherry Cask

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.32 points.

  1. Drum scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    In my opinion, this Armorik is easy to drink, I find it delicious. It is sweet, has a nice Oloroso note, but is not overloaded and fruity.
    • Nose
      A sweet note, with notes of sherry and wine in tow. In addition, malt and fruits such as plums and oranges, as well as marzipan with fruit filling, pastries and cakes.
    • Taste
      A strong start with pepper and a sweetness that doesn't dominate. Wine notes and a maltiness with a dry mouthfeel that later turns oily. A strong tingling spreads in the mouth, as does the taste of orange peel.
    • Finish
      Short and warm, somewhat woody and fine leather. Marzipan, again with orange peel and the accompanying tingling. the farewell will be a bit bitter.

  2. MarcinCh scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    The golden color. Light oily.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Dark berry fruit. Dried fruits. Nut. Sweetness, caramel, a hint of spices.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Caramel. Sweetness. Wax. Spices. Berries. Red and dark. Some tannins. Black pepper. Hot pepper. Some oak.
    • Finish
      77 77
      Spices. Black pepper. Caramel. Sweetness. Vanilla. A short finish.

  3. MaroFF scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    This is my first Armorik, which is below expectations for me. While the aroma is very decent, the mouth and the finish leave a lot to be desired. Nothing happens in these two elements, it is even a bland whisky. Flat, bitter, leaving nothing behind that could be remembered.

    And one more little problem, I don't know about the others, but the stopper is very loose in my bottle.
    • Nose
      78 78
      sweet, expressive, cherries, pears, sugar syrup, suede, polished oak,
    • Taste
      77 77
      sweet with a bitter accent, milk candies, cherry jelly, a bit of oak and herbs, mint
    • Finish
      77 77
      medium, slightly peppery, with oak at the end

  4. Danksy scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    Definitely not the best introduction to an interesting distillery.
    • Nose
      Immature and aggressive. Heavily sherried, but the wood from the new casks mostly takes over the nose, which flattens out rather too quickly.
    • Taste
      Bites hard. Heavy sherry quickly sinks into the young oak. Not much going on here, as expected from the nose.
    • Finish
      Naturally quite short. Not enough sherry, too much young and dry oak.

      Final thoughts: you can't expect to make a good whisky when it's both this young and from such blatantly unseasoned casks. Adding a minus to a minus doesn't make a plus. I am usually a fan of 46 ABV releases, but here it actually seems detrimental to the palate proper. This would have certainly been better at a mere and gentle 40. Unfortunately this release is a hard pass for me. I'm sure they can do much better to represent the French whisky industry than this. I will be looking forward to trying their 10.

  5. maltaholic scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Nice aroma.
    Young wood, some vanilla,
    almost like pancakes.

    Not very fruity.
    Rather a bit spicy and slightly bitter.

    Not the blast,
    but it doesn't cost anything either.
    Quite ok for the price.

  6. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    sherry casks used 4 times maximum:
    distillate 5 years in single cask:
    nose quite fruity, rather macerated on sherry, glue and spices
    the palate is rounder, revealing nuts, soaked raisins and prunes, a little oxidative, peppery spices and a little cinnamon in addition to vanilla.
    back cereal, a little too much on cooked fruits
    the finish keeps the same scents with a woody dryness and very / very marked fruits.

  7. Coldorak scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    A nice entry level single malt in the Armorik core range, but it lacks a bit of complexity due to its young age, and the cask may have had a bit too much influence over the spirit.
    • Nose
      79 79
      Very fruity, with figs, prunes, and red fruits, but not very expressive.
    • Taste
      83 83
      The first hit is spicy, with cinnamon and a slight touch of ginger. The mouthfeel gets really creamy over time. Notes of dried fruits appear mid-palate and it evolves towards the bitterness of dark chocolate. The sherry is quite strong and maybe a bit overpowering.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Medium long, the finish is slightly drying, on peppered chocolate.


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