Many of us fell in love with Whisky after sampling a sweet, complex and dark looking dram. While many of us have tried and loved many other styles of whisky, many folk still prefer Sherry-aged whiskies. This does not come as a surprise, the dreich days often call for a warming, spicy and sweet tipple.
We have selected 5 whiskies to keep you warm and toasty in winter. See below:
This superb whisky was put together by legendary wine and spirits merchants Berry Bros. & Rudd. The whiskies in the blend were all aged in fine sherry cask from Jerez, Spain. Expect deep and rich notes of cocoa, coffee, over-ripe red berries and toasted oak. you won't believe the price!
You will not find a cheaper 18 year old malt whisky this easily period. This superb blended malt was bottled by the chaps at Gleann Mor Spirits. Expect notes of prunes, sherry (duh), cinnamon, clove and a pleasant stewed apple palate. The tall and slender bottle looks the part too.
Many people associate Islay whiskies with peat, iodine and lots of smoke. There is a reason for this of course, the peat giants of the whisky industry come from Islay. Bunnahabhain and Bruichladdich whiskies however tend to be un-peated. The 18 year old is one of the most complex sherried whiskies out there. It has traditional sherry notes of raisins, cocoa and caramel with apples and a pleasant coastal note.
A phenomenal sherried whisky. Glenrothes is a big favourite among whisky enthusiasts given its buttery palate, its rich and complex flavours and of course, its sherried character. The entire range of whiskies was re launched not long ago. The 18 year old is probably our favourite here at Jeffrey st.
For those of you with a sweet tooth, this is for you. Glenlossie distillery and its neighbour Mannochmore distillery produce some of the sweetest whiskies in Scotland. Expect candied fruit, bramble preserve and wine gums notes. The vanilla undertones mix in the mouth with wood tannins. Enjoy this after a meal and forget about dessert!