The Whisky Jury already had a few Williamson bottlings (a refill barrel again in 2020 as an illustration). The most recent releases embrace this 2010 classic, bottled from a first fill Oloroso sherry cask. The label says it’s a blended malt, in all probability a teaspooned malt.
Williamson 12 yo 2010 (52,3%, The Whisky Jury 2022, first fill Oloroso sherry cask #06017, 195 btl.)
Nostril: a really good marriage of peat and sherry. A darkish mixture of cola sweet with a touch of paprika powder and black olive paste. Then just a little mercurochrome and seaweed smoke. Growing hints of menthol. Vibrant citrus within the background, in addition to previous leather-based and sooty notes. Some earthy notes as properly.
Mouth: reasonably wonderful once more. Purple apples with huge smoke, iodine, black peppercorns, liquorice and black tea. Bacon with a coating of herbs. There’s a pleasant acidity from the sherry as properly. Then leathery notes, brine and a flippantly mustardy edge. I’m getting a couple of drops of Enmore rum as properly, with the tapenade and all. Barely pungent, perhaps a tad extra sweetness would have made it even higher.
End: lengthy, sooty smoke, with the same sharp edge, liquorice and brine.
Actually good Williamson. Peat and sherry don’t all the time get alongside completely, however this should have been a top quality Oloroso cask. Moreover the marginally sharp edge is well forgiven. Good worth for cash too. Round € 110, test The Whisky Jury for retailers.