Darkness 8 Year Old 47.8%
Initially aged in bourbon barrels, this whisky is then transferred and finished in small Oloroso sherry octave casks before being bottled. Octave casks hold around 50 litres of whisky, so there is a larger surface area to ratio volume, resulting in more cask influence and an uplift in flavour. In this case, this single malt has taken on big notes of dried fruit and sherried sweetness, with a chocolatey finish. This 8 year old is an ongoing release from Darkness, so it might just be your new go-to if you're a fan of sherried whisky.