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[25 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 770 views]
Kavalan Solist Fino Cask

Last week was a good whisky week. David from Australia came over for whisky talk and a few drams, and brought this sample for me to try. I’ve been a long time fan of Kavalan, and was excited to try this one, I’ve never really gotten to try for some reason.
Kavalan Fino Sherry Cask Matured Taiwanese, 58.6% , £220
Nose: very …

Featured, Fino, Headline, Longrow, Sherry, Tasting Notes »

[16 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 876 views]
Longrow 1996 , 12 yo  Fino Sherry Butt

this is a Springbank Society bottling, Distilled in June 1996, matured for 12 years in a Fino sherry but and then bottled at cask strength in April 2009 making it a 12 year old. Happily I got a sample from Sjoerd while visiting NL last September!
Longrow 1996 , 12 yo  Fino Sherry Butt , 57.6%
Nose:rather meaty with a lot of …

Featured, Fino, Headline, Highlands, Oban, Sherry, Tasting Notes »

[7 Nov 2012 | 3 Comments | 1,670 views]
Oban Distiller’s Edition 1995 – Montilla Fino Finish

After quite a few single casks, something more widely available (or was available at the time). Diageo do have some lovely malts at their disposal, and some Distiller’s editions are really nice and add a certain depth to well known staple drams such as the Caol Ila, Lagavulin etc. I have not had many Obans and I think this one …

Auchentoshan, Cask Strength, Featured, Fino, Headline, Lowlands, Sherry, Tasting Notes »

[21 Nov 2011 | 4 Comments | 1,588 views]
Auchentoshan Fino Sherry Cask Matured  1998

We continue the journey with a sherry cask matured ‘toshan. this one was distilled in 1998, bottled in 2010, and aged in  European Oak, Fino Sherry barrels for some 12 years. Fino being the lightest type of sherry, imparts it’s lighter sherry effect on the spirit, but still produces very interesting sherry effects, and changes the ‘basic’ ‘toshan profile quite …