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Saturday, December 16, 2017

West Cork 12 yo, Sherry Cask, 43%

Review #579
This is one of three 12 year old whiskies from West Cork, launched in 2016. This is finished in Sherry casks. Oranges and Port soaked raisins in the smell. The dried fruit sweetness is really great, without being overly sweet at all!

Very Irish at first in the taste. Then the Sherry influence comes rushing in. Not quite what I was expecting. Baked dessert apples and slightly citrusy in the background. The dried fruits comes forward in the finish, and mixes with the fruity sweetness.

Not a classic Sherry whisky, but actually, it is exactly what you could expect when you Sherry mature an Irish whiskey. The Sherry maturation gives it some extra depth, and that is what I enjoy most about this. I will give this 81/100 (20/20/20/21).

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