We were out last Thursday having a "research lunch", tasting some new whiskeys that our friends at the School House in old town Arvada have acquired. While out I received Still Tasting message to try the 12 year Sherry Aged Scotch that unfortunately our local establishment did not have, but they did have the oak aged 12 year. Now most of you know I am starting to venture into scotch and as I find them at a good price point (meaning I have four in my collection) I make my purchase. So my palate may be a little jaded than others, but then again I am a GIRL so that might confuse things as well.
This scotch was very mild on the peat side, which I can appreciate. It has a nose of apricot that was so pronounced it entices you to take the sip. Just one sip and you get the mild peat, and the sweet vanilla honey flavor. So good you have to take another sip (which I recommend anyway). In the second sip the spice from the peat comes through but the apricot makes its way back. Oak is slightly showing its colors but not overwhelming at all. This scotch is so silky smooth that it slides down the throat with its amazing flavors. Perfect for sipping!
I really did enjoy this find. I will definitely be looking to find this and the Sherry aged Cask for my collection in our local liquor stores. My friend at Still Tasting says that the Sherry Cask has a bourbon flavor to it. Definitely looking forward to that one!
Thank you to my friend at Still Tasting on Twitter for recommending this Scotch to try.