.abbey whisky - anon - batch one

Distilled in one of Scotland's finest distilleries (don't they all use that claim every now and then?), bottled for Abbey Whisky's rare cask series.

51.5% abv, €75
single malt, non-chill filtered, natural colour

Nose: sweet, sherry, soy sauce, dried fruit, raisins, cranberries,  creamy, salted butter, popcorn, citrus, marmalade
Palate: rather hot, sweet, creamy, salted butter, citrus, blood oranges, spicy, white pepper, cloves, salted soy sauce, dried fruit, raisins, a hint of tobacco 
Finish: long, rather dry, spicy, fruity, warm red apples, tobacco
Mark: +++++ 

Conclusion: I quite like it, although I could have been happier with a little less sherry influences. Other than that, good stuff.

More info: Distilled in 2001 in "a Highland distillery" (which narrows it down to about 80 distilleries, if you count the Speyside region as the Highlands), aged in an ex-Oloroso Sherry cask for 13 years before being bottled into only 90 bottles. Looking outside of the Speyside, by guess would be Old Pulteney, but I am a really bad guesser...

.many thanks to Abbey for sending us a sample to review

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