Bottle 386 of 472
Single Oloroso Sherry cask matured whisky from Taiwan, bottled at 57.8% ABV with neither chill filtration nor artificial colouring. Top stuff.
I tried to compare a sample of the Sherry Solist to the Sherry Oak, tasting both the same evening several hours apart (no drinks between). I started enjoying the long lasting finish of the Sherry Soloist, which is one of the top three finishes I have ever tried. Trying another sip I appreciated the flavor more. Definite sherry bomb! For a final word, I would judge this as the better of the two.
Nose: Sherried oak and dried fruit – deep and brooding. Marzipan, nuts, dates, vanilla and spice.
Palate: More of the same, full and extremely impressive. More mixed dark spices develop with cocoa.
Finish: Condensed Sherried goodness.
Overall: Very impressive indeed.