Tasting 24 samples totally blind in December 2020, you can find more here. All notes except the very last few sentences are written before reveal. Disclaimer: These are all very small drams, around 1.5 cl each, so doing a proper tasting is challenging. I'll do my best!
0.4 (Jonquiripe corn)
Immediately reminds me of High Coast Cinco, a fantastic whisky with five different types sherry casks involved. Sharp, fruity, zesty.
Tannic, sherried, fruit cake. Quite thick mouthfeel and an oaky dryness.
Classic, round sherry-bomb style spice. Apples. A little dryness here, drawing thoughts towards other sherry styles than Oloroso. Peach candy.
If I dare guess specifics, perhaps some Palo Cortado, Fino or Amontillado-style sherry influence. Wouldn't be surprised if a sweet red wine was involved either. Chances are it's "just" a regular Oloroso finish, but it's no fun playing it safe! 46%, not more!
Reveal: Arran 10! Thanks for that, a very pleasant aquiantance. Spot on the ABV, at least.
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