Gilors 10 Year Old PX Sherry

Rich, Dried Fruits
2024-03-14
Very good spirits are known to come from the Henrich distillery. The Gilors 10 Year PX Sherry, a whisky from this very distillery, was bottled in 2021 at 60.1% ABV after maturing for 3 years in an ex-islay cask and 7 years in a Pedro Ximénez sherry cask. 10-year matured single malts from Germany are still rare at the moment.
Gilors 10 Year Old PX Sherry
Gilors 10 Year Old PX Sherry (Preview Image Source: brennerei-henrich.de)
Single Malt Whisky | 10 Year Old | 60,10 % ABV. | 238,00 €/l | Henrich Distillery | produced in Deutschland | Whiskybase ID 194232

Smell

Intense and rich sherry flavours, almost like a sip from a real PX sherry bottle, open the mouth. Espresso, cinnamon, caramel, roasted almonds, honey marinade, light tobacco notes and some fruit acidity follow in quick succession. After the nose has become accustomed, the peat-smoke flavours are slightly perceptible, but really very subtle.

Taste

Musty, yet powerfully sweet and with spicy fruit acidity, the malt is heavy on the tongue. There is a clear presence of sherry notes and dark fruits. After a while, the espresso notes and some dark chocolate are also present. The light peat smoke in the nose turns into a real peaty flavour - more earthy with old leather and not really smoky.

Finish

The finish can be described as rather tart, medium-long and a little bit bitter with light nutty notes.

Thoughts

The Gilors 10 year old PX Sherry from the Henrich distillery pushes the flavour vortex forward with its 60.1%. Nevertheless, the high cask strength is a very good opportunity, especially for connoisseurs, to slowly mix the malt down with a little water so that the flavours gradually shift in the tasting and more nuances can be perceived. Although this is clearly not a product for beginners, it is nevertheless an exceptionally good German whisky.

Rating: 84/100 - Excellent (Marcel: 84 | Sascha: 83)

Value for Money: 3/5 - Acceptable

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