- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Stated Age
- 14 years old
- Oloroso Sherry Cask
- Number of bottles
- 56.3 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 05 Nov 2016 4:16 pm by hansemalt
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Whisky Reviews for Armorik 2002
9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.88 points
- It is not very complex or filigree now. But somehow, the so musty, leathery and dirty notes in it, I liked it. Maybe I could buy an armor.
Starts stinging. Dry garden soil. Then apricots, soft raisins. Woodruff. Effervescent powder, lemonade.
Sweet and spicy. Baked apple, pepper, a little honey. At the end slightly nutty.
- A lovely nose followed by a bold and spicy palate and a bitter aftertaste.
Dried fruits and sherry at first nosing. Notes of sultana raisins, dates and figs with honey-wafers and fudge. A lovely nose.
Sweet, fruity and spicy at first mouthfeel. An explosion of spicy aromas follows, when swallowed. Powerful, spicy and spirity, warming from deep inside. Notes of concentrated sherry, cough syrup, dark chocolate and raisins.
Long and spicy with notes of old wood, tons of cough sirup and a bitter aftertaste.
- Well done, interesting flavor game. Complex, solid age, depth. Alcohol is well integrated, so that water addition is not necessarily recommended. Priced between 80-90 euros borderline with 14 years, the taste fits perfectly, in addition to the cask strength. Overall, very good impression.
Clear as sherry barrel to recognize, nutty sweet, dark fruit. Alcohol well integrated. Add subtle coffee and caramel notes. With water, the fruity notes become more dominant, everything seems a bit more set, more open.
Very intense, hardly anything to feel about alcohol. Oloroso-typically quite dry, especially sweet vanilla notes. A hint of raisins, but the fruit component is in the background. With water, everything becomes less intense, fruity aromas are lighter in the direction of apple and pear. If in the taste does not tolerate much water (despite over 56%).
Fills the mouth clearly, dominant caramel notes. Long and warm, alcohol is present and ensures a slightly peppery note on the palate. Dryness remains, caramel covers the tongue. With water not so intense, pepperiness is completely missing & caramel dominates.
I like the general impression; he does not need water either
Raisins, red fruit, sweet, slightly smoke, orange, some leather
Strong on the palate, bitter, dark chocolate
long, oak again, bitterness becomes stronger, seasoning
- A fantastic cask strength Single Malt from France!
For notes, read the post from markjedi1.
It hits the point!
And this is the most recent single cask that the team at Warenghem Distillery have entrusted us with: a 14 year old Armorik that slumbered in an oloroso sherry cask and was bottled at a whopping 56,3% ABV. Again a distillate from 2002, the fifth single cask Armorik of that vintage that I try. Lovely bronze color, by the way.
The influence of the sherry cask is even more prominent on this nose that was the case with its predecessor. Candied fruit of the dark variety (sultanas, figs, dades), but also loads of green and herbal notes. After a few moment a great note of espresso kicks in. Very, very nice.
It is honeysweet on the palate. And spicy. And creamy. Oh, dear, this is good. You can almost chew it. Lovely notes of fruit, candied sugar, Arabica coffee, cherries and pineapple on the grill. A bit aggressive, even. No need for water, so I will refrain from adding any. Neat, it is quite a treat.
Wonderfully long finish on cloves, Sevilla oranges, nutmeg and drying oak.
This is at least as good as cask 3260. It has a little darker (and better) nose, but is a bit more feisty on the palate. Nevertheless, a grand whisky that many Speysiders pale beside. Around 90 EUR, making this a no-brainer for me.