Another Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask expression. This time from Jura. I haven’t really decided what I think about Jura yet. The OB’s have been
overwhelmingly “ho-hum” for me. So maybe this sherry finished independent will spice it up a little bit?
Stats – Distilled in 1990 and bottled in 2005 at 50% ABV. This one spent most of its aging life in an oak cask before being transferred to a sherry cask for 6 months.
Color – Dark amber/orange, black tea.
Nose – Sweet sherry, some spices, mint, hint of smoke.
Palate – Big sherry influence, brine, oak in the background, middle tongue heat.
Finish – Tongue coating, medium viscosity.
Nose – Brings out the alcohol, even stronger sherry, malty.
Palate – Sweeter, more sherry, wet cardboard.
This is definitely for those that like sherried whisky. In fact, it might simply be for those that just plain like sherry. The sherry totally took over and the distillery flavors were wiped out. This one just didn’t do it for me – lacked balance.