The whisky world is diverse, with many ways of producing the wide range of flavour profiles we seek and enjoy. It’s fitting then that the Spanish Sherry producers Gonzalez Byass, specifically Master Distiller Antonio Flores, have partnered with Master Distiller Richard Paterson to offer a different kind of blended whisky to the market.
Essentially, 26 malts and six grains, aged between 5 and 8 years, are blended together in Scotland within American oak barrels for three years.The whisky is then transported to the Gonzalez Byass Bodega in Jerez, where it is finished in Perdro Ximénez sherry barrels for a further year (Oloroso and Fino casks were also experimented with, but deemed surplus due to the Ximénez being more enticing to the flavour profile required).
It may seem short and sweet, but with a release of only the fall of last year, there’s really only one thing left to say, how does it fare? Well below, I give to you my tasting notes –
Nomad Outland – 41.3%
Soft sherry notes on the nose, with a light vanilla scent following. Raisin flavours hit the palate, with a very light, thin texture of vanilla, followed by a slight spice with a fresh finish.
A moorish offering here, and one to see for selection into your personal collection. It’s unique, different, and bold. Give it a go!
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