On the seventh day of the Dramcalendar, we have the El Máximo No. 7, bottled by Whiskymax as part of their ‘Spirit & Cask Range’ bottling series.
This young single malt comes from an undisclosed distillery in the Speyside. As the name already suggests, it should be a really heavy sherry bomb.
|Name:||El Máximo No. 7|
|Bottling series:||Spirit & Cask Range|
|Category:||Single Malt Scotch Whisky|
|Cask Type:||Dark 1st Fill Sherry Butt|
|No. of bottles:||675|
Sweet and sticky. The sherry is there right off the bat. Red berry compote with vanilla custard and a bit of cinnamon. The alcohol is nicely integrated and isn’t noticeable at all. A whiff of firecracker smoke in the back.
Very strong. Creamy and sweet with a lot of fruits, most noticeable dark cherries. The sherry is very dominant now.
Surprisingly long. Very warming with a honeyed sweetness. Ends with a bit of coffee chocolate.
Delivers exactly what its name promises: a strong, straightforward and uncompromising sherry bomb.
Score: 84 / 100