The Glengyle desitllery has been new re-opened after 60 years and presents work in progress. This one is number 6 in Sherry Wood and has no age statement but could be 10 years old.
It is unchill filtered and has no color added.
Nose: Not sure what sherry it is but for sure no px and no oloroso, dark chocolate, dates, plums and gingerbread and a hint of smoke
Palate: Sweet, strong.
Finish: Again a hint of smoke, not too long but well balanced, some nuts
With a teaspoon of water added
Nose: More smoke and gingerbread
Palate: Very soft and still a lot of sweetness
Finish: Smoke but very watery now. So there is no need to add water to this one.
Nose: Has somewhat oloroso but is very craft spirit
Palate: Punchy, sweet
Finish: Long and craft, very campletown.
That one is happy with a teaspoon of water added
Nose: some smoke and sherry
Palate: Soft and sweet
Finish, still there, not so long anymore but fair and ok
The description tells us something curious: A roasting tin deglazed with port. Was for 12 Years in a 1st fill Sherry Hogshead.
Nose: The description is not to bad when it comes to a roasting tin and the port is also there. You miss definitively the Sherry.
Palate: Sweet, little bitter, but again sweet.
Finish: Port is a little coming up, very warming and long, burns the whole stomack down.
For sure there needs to be added some water.
Nose: No big change but just less of all.
Palate: Still sweet but easy, not much bitterness is there.
Finish: The tin gets now far more present and the mouth is dryed out.
Actually one teaspoon is enough, two do not add more flavour.
Pured fresh in the glass
Nose: Smells like citrus, but some time later it is like a sour cat piss or is it more ginger? Ok it is ginger and it is also like a small water in heavenswamp (Himmelried) in spring. And there is also a little orange.
Palate: It gets a little sharp and sort of bitterness is there too. The malt is "geerdet" .near the earth and is perfect for the month.
Finish: Is easy and not to long, but clean.
This one is not for beginners.