El Máximo No. 7 (Whiskymax ‘Spirit & Cask Range’)

Dramcalendar Day 7

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.


El Máximo No. 7 (Whiskymax 'Spirit & Cask Range')

El Máximo No. 7 (Whiskymax ‘Spirit & Cask Range’)










Name: El Máximo No. 7
Bottler: Whiskymax
Bottling series: Spirit & Cask Range
Bottled for: Germany
Vintage: 2008
Bottled: 2015
Category: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Cask Type: Dark 1st Fill Sherry Butt
Strength: 65.0% Vol.
No. of bottles: 675
Colored: No
Chill Filtered: No


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


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