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Sherry & Whisky

Well autumn is well and truly here, the clocks have gone back, dark nights and cold mornings, what do we have to look forward to. Well that glass of Rose on the patio has gone out of the window, even if it wasn't the best summer ever, what can we enjoy during the winter months.

A glass of sherry on a Sunday morning, especially a dry fino out of the fridge, what better than Tio Pepe by Gonzalez Byass and we have just a few available. Fino En Rama (it's on allocation) limited edition, powerfully aromatic with distinctive flor character. Its 15% volume and 100% palomino grape bottled unfiltered, fabulous with manchego cheese – or olives and of course any tapas dishes you may conjure up.

If Sherry isn't your cup of tea, how about a glass of port with cheese. Try Bowland Cheese sadly from Lancashire, however it's a great creamy version with raisins, apples and coated in cinnamon, it's like Christmas cake and what better a bottle of Grahams Late Bottled Vintage selected from the finest productions of a very good year. It's bottled after spending 5 years in seasoned oak casks, filtered so you don't have to decant. Proper wood aged port which possesses attractive liquorice aromas and a spicy complexity, our current vintage is 2007.

However if the weather turns really cold try a wee dram but for a change try Green Spot, single pot still Irish Whiskey triple distilled, matured in American Bourbon cask and some sherry barrels. It has immense flavour, a note of aromatic oils & spice, hints of cloves on the taste sweet green apple. Single pot still is unique to Ireland and this one comes from cork. It's bottled exclusively for guess who, Mitchell & Son Dublin. Funnily enough I met Mr Mitchell whilst sat at a bar on a long ago holiday in the sun. Having asked each other where we were from and what we did it was two Mitchell's drinking a long afternoon together, Happy Days.

Last Updated: 18/07/2013
Author: Mitchells Wine
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