This blended malt from the ever-inventive Compass Box folks if perfect for whisky fans who love a well-sherried dram. Inspired by working on a whisky with The Spaniard bar in New York City, this expression is built around whisky drawn from sherry and Spanish red wine casks. To get all number-y up in here, 48% of the whisky was aged in ex-sherry casks, while a further 25% was aged in ex-Spanish red wine casks.
Nose: Ripe blood orange and toasted vanilla pod. A few hints of fresh malt in the background.
Palate: Sponge cake, chocolate chip and raisin cookies, almond.
Finish: Dried cherry, cinnamon and menthol.