The Whisky Barrel is an online whisky retailer who came up with a series of whiskies for celebrating man’s landing on the moon. This one is the 4th in the series. Matured fully in a 1st fill sherry butt.
Colour: Dark Ruby
Nose: Rubber. Sweetness from sherry. Cloves. Some aniseed. Leafy tobacco. Resins. Lot of walnuts and pecan.
Palate: Dry sweetness. Compared to the colour, it is not as thick as I imagined. A bit thin. Black cardamom. A bit of wet woodiness.
Finish: Medium. Bitter dryness. Grilled meat.
I expected more from this whisky but lacked that rich warm spice that typically comes along with first fill sherry casks. No fruitiness. A bit too dry. Few drops of water brought out some flavours and juiciness.
Will taste again after few months once it evolves a lot more.