Whisky Review: Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask Cask No. S090122062

A.K.A. “An exhilarating ride to sherry town.”

A whiff of orange peels and char smoke on the nose. Dried flowers, balsamic vinegar and a generous pinch of crushed pepper. Subdued raisins with a hint of tobacco. Nuts and cloves. The floral note amplifies with time, bringing some brown sugar sweetness in the mix along with orange essence.

Sweet brown sugar note on the palate with raisins bringing about the fruitiness. Notes of stewed dark fruits subtle but steady. Buttery caramel; warming cinnamon spices with a tiny pinch of chilli seeds.

The oak presence is quite evident in the finish; dark chocolate sauce; I would imagine the aged tobacco note makes it rather suitable to pair with a cigar.