A starker contrast can scarcely be imagined: yesterday the dirty sherry of the Bowmore Devil’s Casks II, today we have a light, fruity, almost overly sweet bourbon-matured malt.
Onward and upwards! That is at least my hope as I open the 5th sample for Yapi’s high end blind tasting. #5 is fairly pale in colour while #5bis is darker. Bourbon and sherry matured whiskies from the same distillery perhaps? Edit: the whiskies have been revealed to be Littlemill from 1990 (Eiling Lim) and 1989 (Thosop) respectively.