Spiritfilled began as certainly one of these cask funding firms. We’re at all times a bit cautious of those sorts, however at present we’re specializing in their work as an impartial bottler, began in 2021. Their Legendary Beasts sequence incorporates six bottlings to date if I’m not mistaken. There’s an attention-grabbing 32 12 months previous Fettercairn and a 30 12 months previous Bruichladdich, amongst others. Issues we don’t see each day.
There’s additionally this Glenrothes 15 12 months Previous, a single first fill sherry butt bottled at a beneficiant 55% ABV. It picked up a few awards already.
Glenrothes 15 yo (55%, Spiritfilled ‘Legendary Beasts’ 2022, first fill sherry butt #6155, 588 btl.)
Nostril: good sherry aromas, barely on the dry facet. Suppose candy espresso, darkish chocolate and cloves. Some minty notes as nicely, ultimately resulting in metallic hints (polished brassware) making it barely thinner than it appeared. Within the background there are some blackberries and raisins, alongside star anise and hints of cedar wooden.
Mouth: a pleasant fruity acidity now, displaying blackberries and cranberries, in addition to some candies with a bitter cherry filling. Fairly vibrant, even if there’s additionally dry tobacco leaves, liquorice, clove and black peppercorns. Cigar bins and roasted espresso beans ultimately.
End: lengthy and drying, nonetheless displaying an above-average acidity. Espresso and darkish chocolate keep sturdy, with some natural notes.
The metallic notes and sourness makes this a barely peculiar sherry bomb, but it surely works out properly. Not excellent, however a refreshingly completely different Glenrothes from an attention-grabbing cask. I imagine it’s imported to The Netherlands by Spirits.providers, the corporate behind Roger’s Whisky. For different retailers, higher contact Spiritfilled instantly.