Cadenhead Creations 36 Year “Rich Fruity Sherry” Batch 2 Review

This is essentially a blend of blends from Cadenheads consisting of a vatting of two blended whiskies matured in sherry butts – each of which consists of various blends, blended malts, and blended grains all distilled in 1980. It’s bottled at 44.5% ABV.

Nose: Cinnamon and cloves with stewed fruits – vanilla peaking through a thick fog of rich oak, a hint of licorice, some cherry cobbler. Very bourbon like nose to me.

Palate: Biscuits topped with strawberry jam, fairly oak heavy, but plenty of sweet notes offsetting the tannins – caramel, black cherry, and toffee.

Finish: Nice long finish with fruit candies, cinnamon, cloves, and slightly tamed oak.

Rating: 90/100

Value for the money: I bought into a bottle split of this at right around a $200 valuation, and based on how much I enjoyed it, I have no qualms with that price point.


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