William Cadenhead 12 YO Blended Scotch - Sherry Cask
William Cadenhead 12 YO Blended Scotch - Sherry Cask, 46 %
Scotland's oldest independent bottler, W. M. Cadenhead, recently released a new series of ongoing products. One of these new products is the William Cadenhead 12 YO Blended Scotch - Sherry Cask.
I found some information about this bottling on the William Cadenhead whisky shop online:
"This blended whisky is matured in a sherry solera system whereby we will only ever bottle half of the batting before topping up the casks. The whisky is bottled at 46% and contains 65% Malt whisky and 35% Grain whisky. Although the bottling will change slightly with each bottling the aim is to retain a solid sherry influence in the blend."
Nose: Dark berry notes, leather, unlit cigar, and dried fruits. It has an earthiness to it as well, and the vaguest hint of rubber hose. A whiff of smoke?
Taste: Cool and smooth mouthfeel. Caramel pudding, coffee beans, grape juice, vanilla, black pepper and ashes. Slightly astringent oak and ginger. A touch of rubber?
Finish: Medium long finish. Medium sweetness and soft spiciness (ginger mainly). A touch of pineapple juice and milk chocolate.
Comments: A fine and unusual blend with lots of character.
Image from Master of Malt.
Sláinte! - Thomas