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The Whistler Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish

Review of a blended with an Oloroso Sherry finish from Ireland's Boann.

Origin: Drogheda (Ireland)
Type: Irish Blended Whiskey
Gradation: 43%ABV
Ageing casks: Ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry oloroso
Chillfiltered: No
Added coloring: No
Owner: Boann Distillery
Average price: € 40.00
Official website: boanndistillery.ie
Vote: 81/100

Today I end the tasting of some expressions of this young Irish distillery, which in a short time has been able to carve out a place of honour in the whiskey market.
This is a blend of single malt and single grain, triple distilled, which finished its maturation for nine months in casks containing sherry oloroso solera.
An edition released in 2020, again using whiskey from other distilleries not yet having the opportunity to bottle their own, with the final maturation on site.

Not even here a musical nickname assigned to the bottling, which goes with the other two finished one in imperial stout and the other in calvados.

Tasting notes

Amber in the glass.
The Sherry casks have been very busy on the olfactory aromas, with spicy wood (sandalwood), dates, black cherries and dark chocolate. You have to dig a little under this sherried blanket to find less decisive notes of vanilla, candied orange, caramel and a rough hint of leather, just hinted at.
And it’s always the last nine months in the Spanish wine that make themselves present on the palate too, although with a decidedly lesser charge, still very spicy but with more balanced tones, in which tobacco, liquorice and a certain bitter note, from rhubarb, emerge, creeping in among the flavours. Hazelnuts and more leather in the background.
Medium-long finish of wood, hazelnut, liquorice and leather.

The whiskey that so far has convinced me the least of those I’ve tried, although the quality remains very good, but the Sherry finish seems more imposed, almost forced, and doesn’t mix well with the rest, leading to a disjointed and ruffled dram.

Review of Boann Distillery whiskey in the blog:
The Whistler 7yo
The Whistler 7yo Cask Strength
The Whistler 10yo
The Whistler Calvados Cask Finish Batch 1
The Whistler Mosaic Marsala Cask Finish
The Whistler The Good, The Bad and The Smoky

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