MrTattieHeid wrote:I feel much the same about sherry as about peat these days. I love an a'bunadh now and then, just as I enjoy an AVY. But if I want to taste whisky, it's a bourbon cask for sure. Lately that seems pretty much all I drink (and I've stayed away from peat for the most part, as well). Put it this way: if I had to give up one or the other altogether, there would be no question.
As I've said elsewhere, I'd love to see the development of an all-malt cask--wood that has never touched anything but malt whisky. Fill it fresh for three years or so, and use the product for blending, or for a lower-priced bourbony bottling; then refill for optimum single malt production. That would be the purest form of Scotch whisky, I think!
Admiral wrote:When I think of the whiskies that have truly taken me to another world with their sublime quality, they have all been single cask bottlings from an ex-sherry butt, or occasionally, an ex-sherry hogshead.
irishwhiskeychaser wrote:I have not had many Islay Sherry bottles yet but I am really looking forward to getting a 30 Laph if I can ever justify the spend.
Lawrence wrote:irishwhiskeychaser wrote:I have not had many Islay Sherry bottles yet but I am really looking forward to getting a 30 Laph if I can ever justify the spend.
It's very good, I recommend it at least once in a life time.