Introducing The Whistler Oloroso Sherry Cask from Boann Distillery
While the good folk up at Boann are flat out getting their distillery up and running they have sourced other stock and have experimented with various finishes and this is the latest in The Whistler range.
In this particular blend you’ll find malt and grain whiskeys. These are matured separately in ex-bourbon casks and then come together to be finished in the Oloroso sherry hogsheads over a 9 month period.
Here are my thoughts on The Whistler Oloroso Sherry Cask:
Glass used: The Tuath
Nose: A nice sherry nose. Notes of caramel with plenty of fruit like raisins coming through. I think I’m picking up a hint of nuts which I just can’t put my finger on.
Palate: There is a nice touch of spice and the notes from the Oloroso Sherry finish start coming through but its’ not as strong as I was expecting. One assumes that’s because it was only in them for the 9 months. It has a lovely mouth feel and coats the mouth very well.
Finish: The finish for me is really good. It’s a good long finish. It makes you want to pour more but alas I’ve gotten through my sample bottle so that’s not going to happen!
Overall: I am a big fan of Sherry finished whiskeys. While there are lovely notes from the 9 months it spent in the hogsheads I would have wished for more, but that’s just me. This is really nice and at only €46.95 in The Celtic Whiskey Store it’s great value.
Thanks for taking the time to read my review. I hope you enjoyed it.
*This sample was very kindly provided to me free of charge. My reviews are 100% my own thoughts.