Nordic Whisky #156 - Box Whisky PX - Pedro Ximénez Finish
Box Whisky PX - Pedro Ximénez Finish, 5 YO, 56,7 %
I recently got my hands on a sample of the Box Whisky PX - Pedro Ximénez Finish released exclusively for the Asia market. The whisky was distilled in 2011, and bottled on 2016-11-11. The total outturn was 1507 bottles at 50 cl. This is an unpeated whisky.
Here is a brief description of the product:
"100% unpeated whisky which is first matured in 200-litre [1st fill] bourbon casks for 4.13 years before being finished in 55-litre casks of American oak which have contained PX sherry for a further 12 months."
The Box Whisky PX - Pedro Ximénez Finish sells at around € 85.
Nose: Oooh, I like this. This is pretty much what I expected. A good, solid Box Whisky with the added, rich sweetness from the PX casks. The PX is in fact so heavy and rich that it almost feels slightly peated. In other words, I do not miss the peat here at all.
Taste: More spicy than on the nose; lots of pepper and chilli. Ginger and cinnamon. Tingly and fizzy. Rich oak, caramel and thick honey. Dried fruits.
Finish: Medium long finish. Dark, dark, dark. Sweet and heavy, although lighter towards the end.
Comments: Rich and lovely. More PX casks, dear Box! Why not try a fully PX matured release?
Sláinte! - Thomas