Nomad is a whisky with a twist. Although it was created in Scotland by Whyte & Mackay’s legendary master blender Richard “The Nose” Paterson”, this marriage of more than 30 carefully selected malts and grains did not get bottled on Scottish soil. Instead the whisky-filled barrels were sent to Spain, where they received an additional 12-month refinement in old PX casks on-site at a bodega belonging to sherry giants Gonzalez Byass. After taking that little field trip to South Europe, this mouth-watering pour can no longer be labeled as Scotch; hence the adventurous monicker Outland Whisky. Obviously for a bottling with such a backstory, the sherry is strong in this one. Nomad Outland Whisky has PX written all over it, brimming with raisin sweetness and going down the throat like the nectar of the gods. If you don’t believe me, just take a look at the fill level of my bottle. Guess, I have to make a replenishment order very soon.
Eye: Shining fox brown.
Nose: A full load of PX sherry! First, there’s an abundance of raisins. Later, ripe strawberries with warm vanilla sauce and thin almond flakes follow. Far in the back, there also lingers a somewhat liquory quality. The more the whisky breathes, the spicier it becomes.
Palate: Muy dulce! The sweet and sugary raisins are the dominating note on the palate, too. The mouthfeel is light and delicate. Besides the afore-mentioned dried grapes, the whisky also coats the tongue in brown sugar, milk chocolate and whipped cream.
Finish: One last rush of sweetness with lots of raisins (who would have guessed^^) and candy canes as well as a bit of oak and spice.
Type: Blended Whisky
Region: Scotland & Spain
Alc. volume: 41.3%
Bottle size: 0.7 litres
Price range: ~35.00 Euro
More info: http://nomadoutlandwhisky.com/ (Brand) ; http://www.gonzalezbyass.com/en/ (Producer)