‘Sherry cask’ can mean a lot of things. The traditional style would be a full sherry ‘butt’, a huge vessel constructed from European oak to hold 500l of liquid. The ‘sherry hogshead’ is a more modern innovation – in which sherry has infused a 250l cask made of American oak. A bit sweeter, a touch lower in heavy tannins – the sherry hoggie makes for excellent sherried whiskies. Tullibardine whisky loves the inside of sherry hogsheads, and this 12 year maturation showcases that rich and fruity sweetness beautifully.
Auction estimate: £11,000 – £13,000
For the person who likes: Giant jelly strawberries or wax lips