SMWS Outturn 340 - Bold and Balanced

SMWS G15.19 - Sweet Shop on the BeachA short list this month, which suggest we may see something else appear later on. (Perhaps something for the upcoming months of festivals we're on the brink of?)

The year of sherry continues, although it's rarely my first choice as a cask. The Dailuaine is impressive, sporting cherries and a hint of meatiness. The Benrinnes is an odd cove, with brioche, dried fruits and hickory. I wanted a bottle of each.

No surprised that my favourite was the Rhosdhu grain - sweet, floral and lemony is always of interest. More than one bottle, please!

But not to be overlooked in this outturn are the Bourbon, the Rum and the Armagnac - each one a little atypical and a very pleasant surprise. These are spirits which might not overjoy the expert in each of their fields, but call siren-like to whisky drinkers...