Glenglassaugh Pedro Ximénez Finish was launched in November 2017 as part of the first Wood Finish range from this distillery (together with Port wood, peated virgin oak and peated Port).
Glenglassaugh Pedro Ximénez Sherry Wood Finish (46%, OB +/- 2018)
Nose: sweet, with classic sherry notes, like raisins, cherries and raspberries albeit in a smooth and soft way. Chocolate notes. Also a grassy / fresh oaky layer. A bit of vanilla cake in the background.
Mouth: still plenty of vanilla from the bourbon barrels, mixed with jammy berries and raisins. Very sweet, a bit of a rummy profile actually. Moves towards dark chocolate and black pepper with earthy touches.
Finish: medium, on treacle and chocolate bars with hazelnut.
By no means a sherry bomb yet the dark chocolate and spices are clearly noticeable. Young and already wood-driven (as in little spirit character). Not bad as a daily dram. Available from Master of Malt and The Whisky Exchange for instance.