This undisclosed whisky from “a Speyside distillery” was distilled October 1977 and bottled by Whisky-Doris in December 2015. Looking at the specifications and the dark colour, this could be similar to the one bottled by Sansibar.
Speyside 38 yo 1977 (47%, Whisky-Doris 2015, sherry butt #25, 578 btl.)
Nose: one of the most sherried expressions among all these undisclosed Speysiders. Plenty of raisins, fruit cake and tobacco, this time also stronger associations of coffee, dark chocolate and walnuts. Prunes and dates add some sweetness. Hints of cured meat as well. Very rich.
Mouth: high octane sherry, with all the expected rum soaked raisins and chocolate, as well as dried herbs and mossy notes. Half sweet, half savoury. Oaky notes, sure, with pepper, nutmeg and cardamom. Dark chocolate.
Finish: long, quite oaky. Liquorice and sweet coffee.
A highly attractive Speyside whisky. I think I enjoyed the more refined ones more, but this is still a cracking choice for sherry lovers. Around € 280 from Whisky-Doris in Germany.