Amrut Intermediate Sherry, 57.1%

Price: $135.00 Issue: Spring 2011 Reviewer: John Hansell

Aged in bourbon casks, then sherry casks, then finished in bourbon casks. An interesting (and original?) approach, but is it worth all the effort? I think so. The sherry notes are clean, not cloying, and there's plenty of oak resin on the palate for texture, and to balance the sherry's sweetness. Liqueur-ish fruit (orange, raspberry, cherry, caramelized peach), along with a good peppering of dried spice (vanilla, ginger, cinnamon, anise). Distinctive resin on the finish props up the rest of the flavors.