Navazos-Palazzi Palo Cortado Cask Malt Whisky (July 2014)
Navazos-Palazzi // Spain
Equipo Navazos (Jesus Barquin & Eduardo Oreja) have joined forces with Nicolas Palazzi of PM Spirits to produce this single malt whisky made in northern Spain. It's made from 100% malted Spanish-grown barley, distilled in a pot still, then aged in fresh Valdespino Palo Cortado sherry casks. Though sherry cask aging is prevalent in whisky aging, this type of dry sherry cask is very rare, especially since it's so fresh from the source. Though non-age statement, it is between 4-6 years old.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typeex-palo cortado sherry
"The sweetness and sherry influence is more subtle than the single grain version by this same producer. There is more tart fruit flavor and spicy complexity mixed in with vanilla and caramel. The finish is deliciously reminiscent of salted, dark chocolate covered pretzels. Best midnight snack ever!"