Private Cask - Ex-Bourbon cask and PX Finish

Bottling day
On October 22, I tasted the little 8 liter cask my son-in-law and I had lying at Fary Lochan distillery and it was an interesting experience, what a development.
Here just another 2 months later it became bottling day.

The decision to fill bottles before Christmas was made in October, because the development had been almost explosive and if it continued at that speed, I thought the taste could go over thread.
I have been excited to see if it went one way or the other with the taste in the time that passed from October to December 17th. Would it become stronger, would it become more round, would it become bitter due to too much wood?

The development has not been as explosive as at the first experience and the youth’s vitality also shows in the nose, which is a bit of a fun experience since the alcohol percentage has dropped from 62.3% to 59.23% – which means a decrease of 3.07% in 110 days.

I’m glad we bottled on December 17th. It’s a lovely whisky with fullness and with power.

Letยดs taste it:
If you leave the whisky in the glass for a while, you will have a new good experience. A light tingle in the nose and then there is raisins, a little spice and vanilla sweetness.
The taste is oily, raisins, pepper, vanilla and a little pear.
The finish has a bit of dark chocolate, pear and wood. It disappears a little and then it comes back after 5-10 minutes, with a nice raisin aftertaste.

What happens with added water:
I have added 10 drops of water to 2 cl. whisky.
There is still a slight tingle in the nose, but not as marked as if there was no water in. You get a more round and mild raisin and plum fullness mixed with the vanilla sweetness.
The taste changes with added water, but it is certainly not to the bad side. I get more notes of dark chocolate, raisins, plum, vanilla and more fullness.
The finish is still long and pleasant with the same notes as if no water had been added.

Adding more water further enhances the taste of wood.

I think it was a good decision we made to bottle earlier than the half to full year I probably had expected it to lie. It’s unknown how it would taste if we left it, that’s true, but then maybe we should just experiment with something else ๐Ÿ™‚

The Private Cask label from Fary Lochan is the first to be put on bottles and is blue with gold writing and stand out from the labels we know from Fary Lochan. It looks beautiful, elegant and exclusive.
I added my own little sticker with my logo.

With a 3 year old Fary Lochan “Summer” variant that has matured in a ex-bourbon cask from Buffalo Trace, it can not go wrong.
The basic product and the maturation cask is top notch.
The small 8 liter cask also has a good quality and together with the PX sherry that has been in the cask before, is also top notch.
110 days in the small cask is equal to approx. 1 year of maturation.

All in all, a good experience and the result is a wonderful whisky to be enjoyed.

๐˜ฟ๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก๐™š๐™ง๐™ฎ: Fary Lochan
๐™‰๐™–๐™ข๐™š: Whisky Adventurer – Private Cask
๐™๐™ฎ๐™ฅ๐™š: Single Malt
๐˜พ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ฎ: Denmark
๐˜ผ๐™œ๐™š: 3 years and 110 days
๐˜ผ๐™ก๐™˜ %: 59.23
๐˜พ๐™–๐™จ๐™ ๐™จ: Ex-Bourbon (Buffalo Trace) 3 years, PX finish in 8 liter cask, 110 days
๐˜พ๐™๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก-๐™›๐™ž๐™ก๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง๐™š๐™™: No
๐™‰๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™ง๐™–๐™ก ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ก๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง: Yes
๐˜ฟ๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก๐™š๐™™ ๐™ž๐™ฃ: 2017.08.08
๐˜ฝ๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™ก๐™š๐™™ ๐™ž๐™ฃ: 2020.12.17

Number of bottles: 13

๐Ÿ…ผ๐Ÿ†ˆ ๐Ÿ†ƒ๐Ÿ…ฐ๐Ÿ†‚๐Ÿ†ƒ๐Ÿ…ธ๐Ÿ…ฝ๐Ÿ…ถ ๐Ÿ…ฝ๐Ÿ…พ๐Ÿ†ƒ๐Ÿ…ด๐Ÿ†‚

๐Ÿ‘ƒ: A light tingle in the nose and then there is raisins, a little spice and vanilla sweetness

๐Ÿ‘„: oily, raisins, pepper, vanilla and a little pear

๐Ÿ˜‹: a bit of dark chocolate, pear and wood. It disappears a little and then it comes back after 5-10 minutes, with a nice raisin aftertaste

๐™„ ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก ๐™œ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ฌ๐™๐™ž๐™จ๐™ ๐™ฎ: ๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿฅƒ (6/6) ๐Ÿ˜‰

๐Ÿ…ผ๐Ÿ†ˆ ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…ฐ๐Ÿ†ƒ๐Ÿ…ธ๐Ÿ…ฝ๐Ÿ…ถ ๐Ÿ†‚๐Ÿ†ˆ๐Ÿ†‚๐Ÿ†ƒ๐Ÿ…ด๐Ÿ…ผ

๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿฅƒ – ๐™€๐™ญ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™–๐™ค๐™ง๐™™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ง๐™ฎ ๐™ฌ๐™๐™ž๐™จ๐™ ๐™ฎ – ๐™™๐™š๐™›๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™– ๐™ ๐™š๐™š๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ง
๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿฅƒ – ๐˜ผ ๐™—๐™š๐™–๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™›๐™ช๐™ก ๐™ฌ๐™๐™ž๐™จ๐™ ๐™ฎ – ๐™Š๐™ฃ๐™š ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™จ๐™๐™š๐™ก๐™›
๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿฅƒ – ๐™‚๐™ค๐™ค๐™™ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™„ ๐™™๐™ค๐™ฃ’๐™ฉ ๐™๐™–๐™ซ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™  – ๐™ˆ๐™ฎ ๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง๐™ฎ๐™™๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™™๐™ง๐™–๐™ข ๐™ข๐™–๐™ฎ๐™—๐™š
๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿฅƒ – ๐™‰๐™ค๐™ฉ ๐™—๐™–๐™™ – ๐™„’๐™ก๐™ก ๐™™๐™ค ๐™ž๐™ฉ ๐™–๐™œ๐™–๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™จ๐™ค๐™ข๐™š ๐™™๐™–๐™ฎ
๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿฅƒ – ๐™„๐™ฉ ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™จ ๐™›๐™ช๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ, ๐™—๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™„ ๐™ข๐™ž๐™œ๐™๐™ฉ ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฉ ๐™™๐™ค ๐™ž๐™ฉ ๐™–๐™œ๐™–๐™ž๐™ฃ
๐Ÿฅƒ – ๐™‡๐™š๐™ฉ’๐™จ ๐™Ÿ๐™ช๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™จ๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™„ ๐™๐™–๐™ซ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ž๐™š๐™™ ๐™ž๐™ฉ

By Whisky Adventurer

Behind the name Whisky Adventurer is Lars Modvig Hesselberg. In short, I enjoy immersing myself in all aspects of the whisky world. I enjoy the stories, the people, the scents, the development, the taste, the variety, the big ones, the small ones, the distilleries and much more. Telling and passing on knowledge and experiences through speech, writing and pictures is a big part of the whole experience for me.