Feast your eyes upon Quercus & Palomino & Oxidation & Sitting, a sherried 8 year old single malt Scotch whisky from an undisclosed distillery up in the Speyside region. Well, we say "feast your eyes", but the bottle itself isn't particularly intricate or zazzy. However, the whisky within is marvellous stuff, forged by the things the name references - just like its Islay sibling, Seaweed & Aeons & Digging & Fire (WBID# 150820). Boasting familiar notes of dried fruit, chocolate and soft spices, Quercus & Palomino & Oxidation & Sitting makes for a top pick when you fancy sipping on some Speyside single malt.
Nose: Chocolate chip cookies, honeyed barley, raisins and dried apricot, hickory, pecan and peppercorn.
Palate: Marmalade on granary toast, cherries and almonds, malty chocolate, a very light whiff of baked earth and a drop of maple syrup.
Finish: Sherry-soaked fruit, gingerbread and woody spices.
Overall: The weighty sherried elements stand out brilliantly, imparting further complexity and boldness to the whisky's profile