SHERRY CASK RESERVE
STYLE: SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
REGION: SCOTLAND (SPEYSIDE)
For all the controversy NAS malts have engendered of late, it’s heartening to find some that leave no room to question their provenance or pedigree; we’re looking at you Glenrothes. Fully sherried – but not overly so – here we have clear evidence of older casks giving some weight and depth to the conversation, with Indian spices, tobacco and barley sugar coming to the fore, winding up on a dry, rancio finish. An unhurried dram that needs time to breathe before coming into its own.