If you liked our Christmas sherry cask whisky box, here's another six sherry cask whiskies
Christmas is the perfect time for sherry cask whiskies. They are packed full of Christmassy flavours. Our December 2022 box has six stonking sherry matured or sherry finished whiskies, including:
- Glen Moray's Sherry Cask Finish
- Lochlea's Fallow Edition
- Scallywag's Winter Edition
- Indri's Trini
- Glen Scotia's Seasonal Release 2022
- Annandale's Man O'Words 2015 Oloroso Butt
If you loved these whiskies and are looking for more sherry cask recommendation's, here's a further five you should check out:
Old Perth Cask Strength
You may recognise this recommendation, as it featured as our Whisky Under £50 in October 2021. Old Perth Cask Strength is one of a range of four sherried cask whiskies from Morrison's Distillers, under the Old Perth name. The other three are The Original, 12 Year Old, and the Vintage release (last year it was a 1996, this year it's a 1994). This is a great value sipper, priced at £41.95. You can buy a bottle of Old Perth Cask Strength here.
Brig O' Perth 14 Year Old
Again, keen readers of The Dram Team's blog may recognise this gem. I love it so much I've already reviewed Brig O' Perth 14 Year Old here, as part of our Whisky Under £50 series. I think this is a cracking value indie dram, and a real crowd-pleaser. Priced at a very reasonable £44.95, you can buy Brig O'Perth 14 Year Old here.
Glenfarclas 15 Year Old
Glenfarclas Distillery is synonymous with sherry cask whiskies. They produce some of the most luscious sherried drams you'll find. My personal favourite is their 15 Year Old. Bottled at 46% it's both complex, and drinkable, at the same time. And, it's perfect for this time of year, boasting a big, juicy, Christmas pudding profile. Priced at £57.94, you can get Glenfarclas 15 here.
Lakes Distillery Whiskymaker's Reserve No.5
The Lakes Distillery is another Dram Teamer favourite. And this particular expression, their Whiskymaker's Reserve No.5, featured in our May 2022 box. 80-90% of the casks used to age this English single malt were first-fill first-fill Spanish, American and virgin oak casks, seasoned with Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez sherry. This is a big, robust, yet balanced sherry bomb. Priced at £68.95, you can pick up Lakes Whiskymaker's Reserve No.5 here.
Firkin 49 Tullibardine 2012
Mike Collings is a bit of an industry legend. And his whiskies are so excellent we had an entire box dedicated to his drams, back in November 2021. To make Firkin 49, Mike took a single cask Tullibardine 2012 and re-racked it into a cask made from two kinds of oak (American ex-bourbon staves and French virgin oak), seasoned with not one but two kinds of sherry (oloroso and amontillado). It's a soft, nutty dram which demonstrates a more artistic use of sherry casks. Priced at £69, you can find Firkin 49 Tullibardine 2012 here.
Whatever you're drinking this Christmas, best of wishes to you and your loved ones, from me and the rest of The Dram Team.
Slàinte mhath, Chris.
Prices correct at time of writing.