West Cork Sherry Cask Finish 12 year old, 43%
Price: $66 ● Issue: Summer 2017 ● Reviewer: Jonny McCormick
Prune juice and some fresh cream on the nose. The sticky palate delivers flavors of apple juice, tangerine, and gooseberry. The spices get popping, growing peppery, but despite the ripe fruits, it could benefit from more sweetness. The long spicy finish is redolent of aniseed throat lozenges. It would have been fascinating to taste the unfinished whiskey or a version after a longer sherry finish.