Middle West Spirits 5 year old OYO Double Cask Sherry Cask-Finished (Batch 11), 43.25%

Price: $70 Issue: Spring 2020 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Delicate and dessert-like on the nose: pistachio and vanilla rice pudding, milk chocolate, cherry pie filling, grape soda, honey-roasted peanuts, and iced tea. Naturally, it's very sweet and almost syrupy at times, with powdered sugar, orange, cherry, rose water, milk chocolate, and cinnamon; the mouthfeel is silky, bordering on light. It finishes simply, with milk chocolate, candied nuts, and vanilla.