Last Few Bottles Remaining
The latest releases from North Star have been and (almost) gone. Most of the North Star whiskies we receive these days are nearly always pre-sold, but Chris has managed to acquire a small number of extra bottles of some of the whiskies on this occasion. Availability of these whiskies is extremely limited, so you will need to be quick.
Oloroso Hogshead Dist: Feb 2006 Btl: Jun 2019 Tasted: July 2019 The sherry character is very subtle on the nose. Dried apricot, sultana and citrus rind with hints of barley, sweet vanilla and toasty oak. Pleasantly balanced and fruity with a late, almost chardonnay-esque apple note appearing and the sherried dried fruit gaining a little more traction.
The palate shows a touch more raisinated fruit, treacle and edgy, grippy but supple tannins. Still well balanced with again a chardonnay-esque apple character plus beeswax, and cinnamon on the middle. Long with sweet vanilla and lingering chardonnay-esque fruit.
See my review in episode 327 of the Good Dram Show https://youtu.be/r6ODPD2u3gE