Cotswolds Sherry Cask 57.4%.
25ml sample from a distillery tasting pack. I’ve had this sample at least 18 months, consumed Sep 2022.
Mid tone amber.
Aroma is rose petal infused toffee, rich bourbon char, caramelised, hint of oak, some Tunnock’s caramel wafer dialled up to 11. Wow, I really like the aroma.
Body is watery.
Taste is simple but nice, pointed, again caramelised and toffeeish. Not much alcohol heat given the strength. A soft biscuity note. I didn’t want to water it down as it drank so easily at bottling strength.
The palate is quite simple but it drinks really well. The nose is really good – the sort of dessert whisky nose I’d seek out in a good American whisky. Just slightly lacks the complexity on the palate that would have taken this into the top tier.
Still, this is impressive. Good spirit in a good cask. It’s not a silly sherry bomb. If they can keep this standard up when they release older whisky, they’ll have a customer in me! £70 a bottle is not too bad and I’d seriously consider paying that. 3.625/86