Blends

Grant’s Cask Editions Sherry Cask Finish (40%, OB, 2014)

Grant’s Cask Editions Sherry Cask Finish

Whisky Review

  • ABV: 40%
  • Age: NAS
  • Bottling: OB, William Grant & Sons
  • Category: Blended scotch whisky
  • Cost: £19.87
  • Origin: n/a
  • Vintage: undeclared

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What they say

A blended whisky from William Grant & Sons, finished in Oloroso sherry casks. Lovely balance.

Official tasting notes:

The nose is quite light and fruity. There are notes of nut oils and mixed peels, hints of honey and a little oaken note. The palate is of medium-body and quite well-balanced. There are notes of sherried peels and sultanas, winter fruitcake with spice and developing oak. The finish is nutty and long with dried fruit notes.

What I say

Grant’s blended whisky finished in ex-Sherry casks, retained as part of the 2018 redesign and available in new packaging.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Rich amber gold (11/20), slow, medium tears and fine legs.
  • Nose: Peachy and fruity, dried fruits, raisin, fig, leather shoes, salty.
  • Taste: Malty cereal barley, sherry leather, red and dried dark fruits, nutty walnut, salted caramel and milk chocolate.
  • Finish: Short, toffee’d malt.

Overall

Ok, again the cask finish is much improved over The Family Reserve expression but I preferred the Ale cask to this sherry cask expression.

Score 82/100

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