Fary Lochan delivers bold whiskies to the market, and they do it with quality. It’s not often we see a double-matured whisky that has aged in a rum cask and then in an Oloroso sherry cask. An intriguing combination, coupled with Fary Lochan’s very citrusy new make, has resulted in an exciting flavor.
In previous releases from Fary Lochan where the rum casks have dominated, there has been a kick of sweetness, and even though Fary Lochan doesn’t make overly sweet whisky, we get a more subdued sweetness in this Distillery Edition 08. This is, of course, due to the use of a 2nd fill rum cask.
The sherry cask used is a 3rd fill and slightly larger, so it doesn’t impart as much flavor as some of the other sherry cask-matured whiskies that have been released.
That being said, they have achieved a good combination and balance between rum and sherry. They complement each other well, and with Fary Lochan’s well-crafted new make, it results in a rather good whisky.
𝘿𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙧𝙮: Fary Lochan
𝙉𝙖𝙢𝙚: Distillery Edition #08
𝙏𝙮𝙥𝙚: Single Malt
𝘼𝙜𝙚: 5 years & 3 months
𝘼𝙡𝙘 %: 47.9%
𝘾𝙖𝙨𝙠𝙨: 2nd fill Rum barrel (200 liters) for 2 years + 8 months (cask filled march 8th, 2018), then double-matured in a 3rd fill Oloroso sherry hogshead (250 liters) for 2 years + 7 months (cask filled november 10th 2020)
𝘽𝙖𝙩𝙘𝙝: Edition 08
𝙉𝙖𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙡 𝙘𝙤𝙡𝙤𝙪𝙧: Yes
𝘿𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙣: 2018 March 8th
𝘽𝙤𝙩𝙩𝙡𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙣: 2023 June 6th
𝙇𝙞𝙢𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙙: 543 bottles (50 cl) & 236 bottles in 20 cl.
𝙍𝙚𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙚𝙙: 2023 July 14th
𝙋𝙧𝙞𝙘𝙚 𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙚: € 80,-
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Light and sweet with a hint of edge. There are pears, muscovado sugar, cinnamon, sweet fruits, citrus, and a touch of dry licorice root on the nose.
Oily, dry, nutty like hazelnuts and almonds, citrus with a subtle hint of raisins, but on the milder side of the scale, a bit of coconut, pear, and a touch of salty licorice.
Medium-length, creamy, mild licorice root, and then I get a taste that’s a bit hard to define as anything other than a flavorful pan-fried beef tenderloin and a bit of mild wood from a cigar box.
Another exciting whisky from Fary Lochan, a whisky that plays with your senses of smell and taste. Fary Lochan’s DNA is recognizable, and neither the rum nor sherry casks overpower, but they complement each other well.