Armorik Sherry Cask review

After the tour I did of the Warenghem Distillery, we went to the tasting room upstairs in the visitor centre, to taste two drams: the Armorik Sherry Cask reviewed here, and the Armorik Double Maturation.

Armorik Sherry Cask
Photography courtesy of Warenghem Distillery

This single malt, the Armorik Sherry Cask, is matured in first fill ex-oloroso casks made mostly from American oak. It is bottled at 46% abv, non-chill filtered and natural coloured. It is vatted from casks holding whisky being 5 to 8 year-old.

The whisky is deep gold in colour, with heads and legs very slow to form after a swirl.


Very fruity, with figs, prunes, and red fruits, but not very expressive.


The first hit is spicy, with cinnamon and a slight touch of ginger. The mouthfeels gets really creamy over time. Notes of dried fruits appear mid-palate and it evolves towards the bitterness of dark chocolate. The sherry is quite strong and maybe a bit overpowered.


Medium long, the finish is slightly drying, on peppered chocolate.


A nice entry level single malt in the Armorik core range, but it lacks a bit of complexity due to its young age, the cask may have had a bit too much influence over the spirit.

You can find in French supermarkets an Armorik Sherry Finish, chill-filtered and bottled at 40% abv, but this is not the same whisky, so be careful if you want to buy one!

Rating: 80/100