I’ve got another nicely Sherried single cask, cask strength, independent bottling here from one of favourite distilleries, so we can’t go far wrong I don’t think.
The Single Cask seem to have grown in the last year, expanding the whiskies that they do as well as building a new bar in Scotland. Just looking at their website at the moment, they’ve got loads of different bottling, many more than I thought and the quality is well regarded.
Tobermory 1994 The Single Cask 56.8%
Nose: Cheese, very funky, over-ripe peach and orange, Parma ham, very dry oak, green tomato then more fig and PX Sherry after a bit.
Water: More golden raisin, malt, Macallan. Its straighter and less feinty now.
Taste: Intense! Sweet, raisin, very thick, PX Sherry, fig, plum, stewed fruit, orange, then heather and malt, dark chocolate and coffee beans. Oily.
Water: Less Sherry, more oak and more spicy. Less balanced.
Finish: Medium length. Oily into the finish, golden raisin, malt, Macallan-like here.
2nd fill PX Sherry finish I believe. Wonderful but best kept neat. This does show that unpeated Ledaig can work well with its feinty flavours, a well done one by The Single Cask.
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Scotch Review #660
Whisky Network Review #793
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