Distilled in 1998 by Glengoyne, this sherry cask offering was dumped after 19 years of aging in European oak sherry cask #1921 and bottled at cask strength without any coloring or filtering.
Jammy and powerful on the nose. Cocoa, toffee, stewed fruits and oak are prominent. Some bite of ethanol.
Tart at first on the palate, before the ABV catches up. A bit of heat. Sulfur, cherry cordials, stewed fruits, currants, jam and some pepper. Medium mouth feel, tannins in check.
Long finish, dry and jammy. Pepper, tobacco, tannins and cocoa covered cherries is big here.
Overall, this is dry for how sherried I expected it but…I’m into it. Excellent juxtaposition here that works well to give this an edge against being too heavily sherried.