From North Star Spirits back in 2018, a thick and bright star – Spica, the 16th brightest star and part of the zodiac sign Virgo.
This is definitely a shining star in the blended whisky sky.
It’s been a long time since I’ve enjoyed such a rich blended whisky.
I will refrain from figuring out the comparisons between zodiac signs and whisky, as well as how far out in the universe they are, but my taste buds have a good experience.
It is an amazing desert whisky in my eyes. It has fullness like a heavy port wine, sweetness as a vanilla ice cream and brownie desert and warmth for a cool evening.
I can not find anything on the casks used, but the sherry is so dominant that it has to have been maturing in some kind of sherry casks. It can be both Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez (PX) but I think the dominant casks used are the PX. American oak can also have been used. That is were I think we get the vanilla sweetnes from.
I spoke about Spica 20 years old, having it in the evenings line up at a tasting. Several were surprised that it was a blended whisky and not a single malt, but fortunately it shows that there is more between heaven and earth, meaning that you cheat yourself by not also exploring blended whisky (if you don’t of course 😉 )
An excellent dram, maybe in the sweet end for me, but the bottle is empty now, so it can not have been completely bad 😉
𝘽𝙤𝙩𝙩𝙡𝙚𝙧: North Star Spirits
𝙉𝙖𝙢𝙚: Spica – Limited Edition No.1
𝘼𝙜𝙚: 20 Years old
𝘼𝙡𝙘 %: 45.2 (Cask Strength)
𝘾𝙖𝙨𝙠𝙨: ? but there is definitely a great deal of sherry cask (PX)
𝙉𝙖𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙡 𝙘𝙤𝙡𝙤𝙪𝙧: I believe it is
𝘿𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙣: 1997
𝘽𝙤𝙩𝙩𝙡𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙣: 2018
𝙇𝙞𝙢𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙙: 1000 bottles
🅼🆈 🆃🅰🆂🆃🅸🅽🅶 🅽🅾🆃🅴🆂
👃: Sherry, vanilla, raisins, fudge
👄: Thick creamy, dried fruits, oranges, prunes, raisins, sweet, oak, caramel, dark chocolate, cinnamon
😋: Medium, sweetness, raisin, oak
𝙄 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙜𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙨𝙠𝙮: 🥃🥃🥃🥃 (4/6)
I will actually give it 4.5/6 because it has an extra desert touch, the dram you would have with a good vanilla ice cream desert.
🅼🆈 🆁🅰🆃🅸🅽🅶 🆂🆈🆂🆃🅴🅼
🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃 – 𝙀𝙭𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙤𝙧𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙧𝙮 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙨𝙠𝙮 – 𝙙𝙚𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙡𝙮 𝙖 𝙠𝙚𝙚𝙥𝙚𝙧
🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃 – 𝘼 𝙗𝙚𝙖𝙪𝙩𝙞𝙛𝙪𝙡 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙨𝙠𝙮 – 𝙊𝙣𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙝𝙚𝙡𝙛
🥃🥃🥃🥃 – 𝙂𝙤𝙤𝙙 – 𝙈𝙖𝙮𝙗𝙚 𝙢𝙮 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙙𝙧𝙖𝙢
🥃🥃🥃 – 𝙉𝙤𝙩 𝙗𝙖𝙙 – 𝙄’𝙡𝙡 𝙙𝙤 𝙞𝙩 𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙙𝙖𝙮
🥃🥃 – 𝙄𝙩 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙛𝙪𝙣 𝙩𝙖𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜, 𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙄 𝙢𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙙𝙤 𝙞𝙩 𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣
🥃 – 𝙇𝙚𝙩’𝙨 𝙟𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙨𝙖𝙮 𝙄 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙩