Redbreast 25 year 1991 Sherry Cask #82858 53.5% for Friend At Hand

Nose: Massive creamy nose. Jell-O Vanilla Instant Pudding Cups. Freshly made whipped cream. I was more a Ho Hos than a Twinkie fan, but this has eternal creamy shelf life written all over it. Mango and pineapple and oranges. A dash of cinnamon reminiscent of horchata. And the creamy funkiness of deviled eggs.

Palate: Oh… sooo much mango and pineapple. There is an herbal bitterness here, but its not intense and the tropical fruits whisk it away. And a fabulous savory creamy layer. Potato leek stew with a hefty dash of black pepper. Deep cola note. Cedar and sandalwood. Some anise lurking in the very background. Pineapple upside down cake all day on the finish with that touch of tartness. Like if pixie stix had a tropical fruit flavor.

Rating: 8 / 10 – What a gorgeous nose and finish. It’s rare that something liquid feels that velvety and has so much depth.