Balvenie 21 Madeira
BenRiach 15 and 16 Madeira
Edradour 1994 SFTC Madeira
GlenAllachie 30 Madeira,
GlenDronach 19 Madeira
Glen Els ???????? Rich Madeira,
Glengoyne 2006 Madeira finish,
Glenmorangie Madeira Wood,
Kilchoman Madeira Cask Matured
Port Charlotte BAR-1 Madeira,
Springbank 11 Wood Expressions,
Tyrconnel ???????? 10 Madeira,
Willowburn ???????? 8 for Maltkanzlei
Needless to say - I like the combination of whisky and Portuguese fortified wine.
EYE / NOSE
Dark amber. The nose - be careful when nosing, keep a safe distance - spoiled with wildberry jam, lemons and fresh waffles. Then it goes in the direction of honey and sultanas. Fine mint notes, ginger bombons and a hint of bittersweet caramel round off the range of flavors.
The first sip is used solely to acclimate the taste buds. Don't forget, otherwise it would be a shame for a very pleasant taste experience. From the second sip it becomes creamy on the palate, although the warmth and a certain sharpness cannot be denied. Barrel strength stop. Lead wild berries soaked in honey. Nice continuation and at the same time an increase in the aromas from the nose. In addition, freshly ground green pepper and, in the background, a small bunch of dried herbs, such as cloves and bay leaves. I also notice my associations with ginger again. The ginger has changed from candy to chocolate-coated ginger sticks.
FINISH / CONCLUSION
The warm, long-lasting aftertaste with its red apple aromas, freshly sawn wood and sweet biscuit batter is the showpiece of this fine whisky. A really powerful, intense malt, as you know it from Kavalan. And yet, unlike a number of sherry soloists that I have tasted, you cannot deny a certain elegance. Highly recommended, because the quality of the Far Eastern product becomes very clear without the exaggerated 'essence-like' that Kavalan is sometimes held against in sherry ripening would come to light here.
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