I enjoy both sherried and peated scotch but often to get a combination of the two you are looking at a minimum $75 dollar purchase. I was hoping that this would be a sort of poor man’s Oogie.
Paid: $30 for 750ml
Distilled/Owned by: 34% Cameronbridge Grain, 35% Sherried Benrinnes, 17% Laphroaig, 8% Clynelish, 2% Miltonduff, 4% Unamed Highland Malt / Compass Box
Aged For: NAS, Mostly at or under 10 years.
Chill Filtered: No
Color Added: No
Color: Pale Gold
Drank: Neat, in a glencairn
Nose: Smokey, raisins, honey, peat, vanilla, floral scents, and sherry.
Taste: Honey, vanilla, milk chocolate, salt, peat moss, white pepper, bacon, and finishing with sweet sherry flavor.
Finish: Smoke and fruit blend together on the finish, a touch of clove and heather.
Thoughts: More fruit forward than Oogie, but very drinkable and wallet friendly. It has a nice blend of fruit and smoke and is one of my favorite blends.
Score: 82 out of 100