What type of whisky do you like to drink during the colder months? For me, the pairing of cold weather and whisky is no less harmonious than the ritual of listening to music while driving. But while one could argue that any whisky tastes better in the colder months, I find some styles to be more suitable than others. And when I say some styles I really just mean the classic Sherry-matured single malt. A Sherry cask will produce rich flavors of over-ripened black fruits and winter baking spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. I find this style to be perfect for those cold nights by the fire and typically the direction I will go when given the choice.
For those who are curious, the whisky pictured above is a new single cask bottling from The Creative Whisky Co.’s ‘ The Exclusive Regions’ collection. It’s an 8-Year-Old Sherry bomb from the lesser-known Glentauchers distillery, chosen to represent (celebrate) the style of whisky produced by distillers in the region of Speyside. In a word, it is as classic as it gets: big, bold, rich and warming. #singlemaltalliance