Douglas Laing (Germany exclusive)
Sherry Butt (# DL13530, 262 btl.)
The nose immediately takes on notes of sweet malt and dark fruits, such as figs and plums, followed by blood orange, chocolate biscuits and a wonderful sherry aroma. Then spicy aromas like cinnamon, oak and fine tobacco are noticeable, whereby the alcohol appears slightly peppery, but does not dominate at all.
Intense, sweet and warm on the palate with a complex variety of aromas. Again juicy oranges, plums, raisins and sherry notes, accompanied by warming spices like cinnamon, white pepper and a touch of oak. Becomes creamier with deep chocolate notes and a hint of coffee reaching to the finish.
The finish is long and initially spicy. Then again creamy sweetness with fruit jam and brown sugar, followed by dark chocolate and a fine hazelnut flavour.
The addition of a few drops of water makes this single malt much spicier in the nose with hazelnut, oak and cinnamon, accompanied by a sherry sweetness and malty notes. Lively, even tangy on the palate with juicy orange, pepper and oak. Sweeter with fruity notes, sherry, brown sugar and chocolate. The finish is long, sweet and warming, becoming much drier towards the end with oak, tobacco and coffee notes.
This sherry cask matured Benrinnes impresses with its complex variety of aromas - from powerful sweetness to warming spices to dry chocolate notes. On the palate a wonderful mouthfeel, which leads to a never-ending finish. A whisky from a sherry butt that was bottled at the optimum time, at the peak of its maturation. A very special pleasure experience indeed.