A sherry little Christmas

Ahead of the festive period, Oisín Davis shares his top sherry cask-aged whiskey picks to enjoy throughout the holidays

Billy Leighton, master blender at Midleton Distillery: ‘There’s evidence of Andalusian wine being imported here from as far back as the 1500s’

The allure of Andalucía.

Neverending sun-drenched coastlines, culturally enriched by hordes of Mediterraneans who have settled there over the millennia. And most importantly, home to the finest fortified wines this greedy human has ever tasted. I’m referring, of course, to sherry. Its many brands and varieties are worthy of constant exploration, but seeing as they appear in practically all of my favourite Irish whiskeys, I wanted to focus on why they work so bloody well ...