Bucking the trend of the other Canmore Single Casks, this whisky was matured in a sherry butt, is NCF and an outrun of 913 bottles
Appearance: Tizer amber. A substantial tide mark and thick trails appear immediately upon swirling. A thick film forms and clings to the glass for ages. After a while, the swirl line morphs into a series of teardrops.
Nose: Plastic toy figures (Action Force!)/new innertube. A decent hit of alcohol, the most from the 46% drams we’ve tried this evening. Oak and sherry trifle notes emerge next, along with sponge cake and custard. Sulphur appears after a short while, but subtle and not offputting. As the dram matures, the sherried oak grows. It’s a proper winter night’s dram.
Palate: A lovely mouthfeel, plenty of that sherried oak (maybe more oak than sherry), sugar cane and a pepper tingle. It reminds me of the Ron Roble Viejo 12 Year Old rum. The sugary sweetness and a growing dark chocolate mellowness add another layer to this already complex dram. Steeped cherries and vanilla ice cream join the flavour circus next.
Finish: The sherried oak and chocolate linger for a medium amount of time. A subtle black pepper tingles too.
Overall: Love it, my favourite of the single cask range. I would happily buy a bottle.