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Nomad Outland Blended Whisky (700ml)

$89. 99
$1079.88 Dozen
ABV: 41.3%
A collaborative blended whisky from master distiller, Richard Paterson (of Whyte & Mackay & Dalmore fame) and Antonio Flores from the Spanish Sherry producer, Gonzalez Byass. Technically this can't be labelled as Scotch, as the whisky hasn't been completely matured in Scotland, instead it's brought to Spain from Scotland for a final period in Sherry butts. This means the sherry casks are “fresher,” and more active on the whisky than they'd typically be, having not dried out in transit. Maturation is also accelerated in the warm Jerez climate.

Created from a selection of over 30 malt and grain whiskies aged between 5 and 8 years, Paterson and Flores experimented with different Sherry casks, including Oloroso and Fino, but ultimately decided on Pedro Ximénez. After three years in Sherry butts in Scotland, the finishing in Jerez last for another 12 months.

Tasting note: Deeply coloured. Aromas are rich and redolent of orange zest, hazelnut chocolate, fruit slice, dates, vanilla and caramel. Follows on with delicious, juicy fruit cake flavours augmented by sweet spices (nutmeg, clove?). Dried fruits and cinnamon through the finish, with the PX almost overwhelming, countered at the last by citrus zest and vanillan oak. An opulent, sweet-styled blend. 41.3% Alc./Vol.