Berry Bros. & Rudd 2010 Caol Ila 13-Year-Old, Oloroso Sherry Finish, Cask #311751, Islay Single Malt Whisky, 55.2%
An absolute stunner from the team at Berry Bros. & Rudd, capturing Caol Ila's smoky yet fruity, elegant style and reracking into an Olroso Sherry cask to combine all that rich, spicy, and leathery flavour.
Tasting Note from the chaps at BB&R:
The interplay of peat and Sherry commences immediately with aromas of tarry peat smoke, rich Oloroso Sherry, iodine and prunes, with a suggestion of fireworks and beef jerky. The palate is equally robust and complex with Caol Ila’s sooty peat smoke wrapped in layers of dried fruit and citrus, with notes of vanilla pods, spice markets and salty coastal breeze building with time. Waves of full, oily Sherry wood roll across the finish, with lasting peat smoke. A robust and vigorous dram, best enjoyed with robust friends over vigorous conversation.
Cask No.: 311751 Cask Type: Hogshead, finished in Olroso Sherry