Berry Bros & Rudd Classic Sherry Cask Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
$89. 99 Bottle
High quality sherry casks are considered a luxury in the world of whisky, and the spirits they mature often command top dollar. The boys at Berry Bros have done a great job here with heritage director Ronnie Cox and spirits buyer, Doug McIvor, clearly enjoying the job of blending this sought after and uniquely engaging style. "The name Berry Bros & Rudd in connection with wine and spirits means liquid in a bottle which exudes ever-trustworthy quality and flavour," said Cox. "It was with these values that Dougie and I assembled this range – a hugely enjoyable task." He adds, "The resulting Classic range is a variety of top-quality blended malts not only delivering what they say on the label, but a “go-to” portfolio to suit a variety of palates and moods." Says McIvor, "For excellence, I look for balance and complexity, maturity and texture. Equally, age is not king; maturity counts for much more." Tasting note: Spectacular deep copper colour. Dry nose-feel is attractively sherried with some Seville orange and nuttiness, dates, raisins and even a touch of rancio. Same goes for the palate; initially spicy before settling into a superb blend - a lovely definition of dried fruits (dates, prunes and raisins) – especially towards the finish. Follows with cinnamon and pepper warmth, zesty freshness, hints of bitter dark chocolate and Christmas cake through the aftertaste. The balance is spot on. Great cask selection. A primer for anyone wanting to acquaint themselves with sherried styles (without emptying their wallet). 44.2% Alc./Vol.