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14 Sherried Whiskies Perfect For Christmas
Sherried whiskies embody the festive spirit of Christmas with their rich and indulgent character. The warm, velvety notes of dried fruits, spiced oak, and a touch of sweetness derived from the sherry cask aging process make them the perfect companions for holiday celebrations. Whether enjoyed by the fireside or as a toast to the season, sherried whiskies add a touch of elegance and complexity to the festivities. The nuanced flavors and aromatic profile of these whiskies create a sensory experience that resonates with the warmth and joy of the Christmas season, making them an ideal choice for those seeking a sip of holiday cheer in every dram. Shop sherry finished whiskies!
Glendronach Scotch Single Malt 12 Year Original
In the heart of the Highlands, Glendronach has perfected the craft of crafting sherry cask-aged Highland Scotch whiskies. The distillery, known for its dedication to excellence, produces a range of remarkable expressions, many of which feature sherried malt as a cornerstone. The GlenDronach 12 Year Old, a standout among them, undergoes maturation in a blend of Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez casks sourced from Spain. This process imparts a rich tapestry of dried fruit and Christmas spice notes to the whisky. Remarkably, this expression is bottled without chill-filtration or additional coloring, emphasizing its natural character. As an approachable single malt, The GlenDronach 12 Year Old promises a delightful experience, showcasing the mastery of sherry cask aging that defines Glendronach's distinct Highland Scotch whiskies. Buy it now for $69.99.
Glen Moray Sherry Cask Finish
Demonstrating the mastery in the art of finishing, the Glen Moray Sherry Cask Finish stands as a testament to years of refining our craft. Commencing with the maturation of our spirit in American oak casks, embodying the traditional Speyside style, we culminate the process by allowing it to rest in Oloroso sherry casks from Jerez, Spain. This imparts distinctive notes of dried fruits, nuts, and spice. A whisky crafted for the discerning palate, it appeals to both seasoned single malt enthusiasts and newcomers alike. Exhibiting a burnished gold hue, the nose reveals sun-dried fruits, toasted cinnamon, and toffee candy. The taste unfolds with the interplay of sweet vanilla oak, dark chocolate, and oriental spice. The finish is a harmonious blend of mouth-tingling warm spice and bittersweet dark chocolate, delivering a long, rich, and satisfying conclusion. With an alcohol by volume (ABV) of 40.0%, this whisky promises a memorable and flavorful experience. Buy it now for $34.99.
Macallan 12 Year Old Sherry Oak Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Renowned as a classic Speyside distillery, The Macallan consistently crafts a singularly sweet and smooth single malt, distinguished by its richness and complexity derived from meticulous aging in ex-sherry casks sourced from Jerez. The infusion of sherry imparts distinctive wood spice and dried fruit notes to the delectable spirit, resulting in a timeless Speyside expression. Widely regarded as one of the finest among the 12-year-olds available, The Macallan stands as a testament to the distillery's commitment to excellence and the artistry of sherry cask maturation. Buy it now for $104.99.
The Ardbeg's cask-strength masterpiece, a harmonious blend of bourbon barrel and sherry butt-aged spirits, delivers a captivating sweet and smoky finish. Inspired by the Uigeadail loch, the source of Ardbeg's water, this award-winning whisky epitomizes the distillery's excellence. Peat takes center stage in Ardbeg's flavor profile, making it the peatiest and smokiest among Islay malts, yet it surprises with a delightful interplay of fruity, floral sweetness and intricate complexity. Honored with 96 points in the Ultimate Beverage Challenge, this golden-hued expression entices with seductive notes of peat smoke, cigar ash, tobacco, sea salt, smoked fish, and campfire. Its toasty, semisweet, honeyed, and multilayered taste profile, coupled with an elegant touch, solidifies its status as a classic in the world of whisky. Buy it now for $84.00.
Tobermory 21 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
Aged for 21 years, this Tobermory expression undergoes a distinctive finishing touch in Manzanilla Sherry casks, resulting in a wonderfully sweet and spicy malt. The marriage of the unpeated Tobermory with the Manzanilla Cask Finish achieves a harmonious blend of fresh citrus fruit, subtle spiciness, and hints of bitter coffee and chocolate. The outcome is a delicious dram characterized by a dry and enduring finish, making it a truly captivating and well-rounded whisky experience. Buy it now for $249.99.
Dalmore 12 Year Single Malt Scotch
The Dalmore 12 presents a meticulous aging process that imparts its distinctive character. The initial nine years see this Highland single malt maturing in American white oak ex-bourbon casks. Following this, half of the whisky embarks on a transformative journey, transitioning to ex-oloroso sherry casks for the final three years. This meticulous process yields a whisky that harmoniously balances sweetness with rich, sherried flavors. The toasty and opulent profile of Dalmore 12, especially considering its age, showcases the artful craftsmanship and dedication to quality that defines this Highland expression. Buy it now for $69.99.
Macallan 25 Year Old Sherry Oak Single Malt Scotch
The Macallan's commitment to perfection is evident in every aspect of this exceptional bottling. To ensure the utmost quality, they meticulously selected flawless American and European oak barrels, which were then meticulously air-dried for a period of two years. These specially chosen barrels embarked on a journey to Spain, where Sherry producers employed them in the aging of Oloroso Sherry for an additional two years, all under the discerning supervision of The Macallan. Once imbued with the ideal sherry influence, these barrels returned to The Macallan to cradle their single malt, allowing it to gracefully age for 25 years. Despite its maturity, the spirit retains a surprisingly fresh character, unveiling delightful notes of citrus, leather, tobacco, baking spices, cinnamon, and stone fruits. This bottling stands as an exceptional exemplar of a Speyside dram influenced by the artistry of sherry cask maturation. Buy it now for $3,299.
15 Stars Sherry Cask Finish
The 15 STARS Sherry Cask Finish is a masterful blend of 13 and 10-year-old bourbons hailing from Kentucky and Indiana. These bourbons, after aging, undergo a unique finish in sherry casks, resulting in a bourbon of remarkable richness. The sherry casks contribute robust dark fruit nuances, seamlessly intertwined with the time-honored oak characteristics from the aged bourbons. In a notable achievement, the bourbon was awarded the title of Best Overall Bourbon at the New York World Spirits Competition in September 2023. The tasting experience unveils an intricately layered aroma featuring notes of raisin, dried fig, clove, toffee, creme brulee, and leather. On the palate, the indulgent fusion of fruit cake, plum, bananas foster, sherry, charred oak, and cacao beans creates a sensory delight. The finish is characterized by a burst of dark fruit and oak, followed by enduring notes of dried cherry, raisin, and seasoned oak. The bourbon further garnered accolades, including Best in Class Bourbon, Best in Class Special Barrel Finished Bourbon, and a Double Gold at the New York World Spirits Competition. With an impressive alcohol by volume (ABV) of 57.5%, the 15 STARS Sherry Cask Finish stands as a testament to exceptional craftsmanship and flavor. Buy now for $179.00.
Bladnoch Talia 25 Year Old
The Bladnoch Talia is named after the meaning "dew drops from heaven," this Single Malt undergoes a unique maturation process. It begins by harmoniously marrying spirits from three distinct wood types: ex-Bourbon, Sherry, and traditional Whisky casks. To add a final touch of complexity, the whisky is finished in brand new American oak barrels. The result is a finely crafted expression with a nuanced flavor profile. With an alcohol by volume (ABV) of 43.20%, this whisky promises a distinctive and well-rounded drinking experience. Buy it now for $571.99.
Courage & Conviction Sherry Cask
Crafted at our Lovingston, Virginia distillery, Courage & Conviction Sherry Cask stands as an exemplary American Single Malt whisky, distilled, matured, and bottled on-site. Aged for a minimum of four years, this whisky, made from 100% malted barley, matures in carefully chosen former Sherry casks from Jerez, Spain, including Pedro Ximénez, Fino, and Oloroso. The whisky proudly retains its natural color and avoids chill-filtration. Delight your senses with the nuanced aromas of honeycomb, apricot, bright lemon, and sugared almonds on the nose. The palate offers a velvety texture harmonizing hazelnut, soft leather, and toffee notes. A lingering finish unfolds with a gradual fade of soft caramel and baking spice. Recognized for its excellence, the whisky has earned a Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2021, a commendable 92 Points from Whisky Advocate in the same year, and a Platinum at the Ascot Awards in 2021. With an alcohol by volume (ABV) of 46.0%, Courage & Conviction Sherry Cask epitomizes craftsmanship and flavor in every sip. Buy now for $84.99.
Barrell Whiskey Private Release DSX2 Finished In A Pedro Ximenez Sherry Barrel
The Barrell Whiskey Private Release DSX2 presents a distinctive blend of Whiskeys sourced from Indiana and Kentucky, with the predominant element being a 14-year-old Indiana whiskey. Notably, this blend undergoes a finishing process in a Pedro Ximenez Sherry barrel, imparting unique characteristics to the final product. With an impressive alcohol by volume (ABV) of 62.04%, this release promises a potent and flavorful experience for enthusiasts of fine whiskey. Buy now for $109.99.
Rabbit Hole Bourbon Whiskey Finished In PX Sherry Casks Dareringer
Exemplifying the essence of Kaveh's wife, Heather, this Sherry Cask Finished Bourbon captures her elegant, sweet, and charming character, serving as the muse that inspires the brand. Hailing from Louisville and possessing a deep appreciation for bourbon, Heather played a pivotal role in steering Kaveh away from his cherished Scotch and into the intriguing realm of bourbon—a journey he might not have ventured upon alone. With specifications including 93 Proof and a 46.5% Alcohol By Volume (ABV), this bourbon is meticulously crafted with a mash bill consisting of 68% corn, 18% wheat, and 14% malted barley, ensuring a distinctive and flavorful expression. Buy now for $89.99.
2BAR Spirits Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished In Wine Barrels
Founded over a century ago in Texas, the 2BAR ranch has upheld a legacy of quality, independence, and hard work for five generations. These enduring values are seamlessly woven into the fabric of 2BAR Spirits, where locally grown grains undergo the meticulous processes of milling, mashing, fermentation, distillation, and aging in oak barrels. The singular objective guiding each step is to craft an exceptional whiskey. The 2BAR Bourbon, uniquely finished in a wine barrel, imparts an extraordinary depth and complexity to the spirit. The influence of wine tannins complements the nuanced notes of Butterscotch, Vanilla, Cherry, and Chocolate. With a Six Grain Mash Bill, sourced entirely from the Pacific Northwest, this handcrafted whiskey embodies the brand's commitment to quality and hard work. Produced in Seattle, Washington, with an Alcohol By Volume (ABV) of 45.0% and a proof of 90, this 750ml expression is a testament to the enduring legacy of 2BAR. Buy now for $43.99.
Milam & Greene Straight Rye Whiskey Finished In Port Wine Casks
The Milam & Greene Port Finished Rye Whiskey begins its journey in Indiana before making its way to Texas, where it undergoes batching in the Blanco rickhouse and a distinctive finishing process in seasoned Port wine casks imported from Portugal. The Texan sun plays a pivotal role in influencing the rate and intensity at which the whiskey absorbs flavors. Given the varying maturation times in different casks, the expert team consistently samples the whiskey undergoing Port wine cask finishing, ensuring optimal flavors are achieved. Once this meticulous process is complete, the casks are blended and proofed before bottling. The whiskey's exceptional quality has earned it accolades, including the Best in Show title from the American Craft Spirits Association in 2021 and a Double Gold Award from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2020. With an Alcohol By Volume (ABV) of 47.0%, this expression reflects the dedication and craftsmanship embedded in Milam & Greene's approach to whiskey production. Buy now for $51.99.