The joint venture of Nicolas Palazzi and Eduardo Ojeda of Equipo Navazos, two men bonded by a deep love of spirits and sherries, is the brand Navazos Palazzi, a range of Spanish malt and corn whiskies aged in Oloroso sherry casks.
Palazzi recently announced in a newsletter that the two, most newly-released whiskies under this brand are bottled unfiltered and at cask strength, featuring what he describes as rich, nutty sherry aromas followed by intense, brooding notes of figs, butterscotch, and spiced caramel corn.
The Corn and Malt whiskies each provide a different canvas for the Oloroso sherry casks to play with, and allow the character of the spirit to shine through.
The Navazos Palazzi Corn Whisky
Bota NO Single Oloroso Cask
A 15-year-old corn whisky distilled in Spain from 100 percent Spanish-grown corn. This 2021 bottling has been aged at full proof in freshly emptied Oloroso Sherry casks. This cask was a Bota NO – these are special casks within a solera, often with a singular profile that differs from the other barrels. The “NO” indicates that it is not to be topped up with other whisky.
- Cask strength – 108 proof
- Column distilled
- 900 bottles total
Navazos Palazzi Malt Whisky
Bota Punta Single Oloroso Cask
A 15-year-old malt whisky distilled in Spain from 100 percent Spanish-grown malt. This 2021 bottling has been aged at full proof in freshly emptied Oloroso Sherry casks. This cask was a bota punta – the cask at the end of the bottom row of barrels in a solera. Due to its location, it is subjected to more air and light than other casks and receives more aeration, often leading to a unique profile compared to the rest of the solera.
- Cask strength – 106 proof
- Copper pot distilled
- Non-chill filtered
- 900 bottles total
Given the small number of each bottling both whiskies are a challenge to find, so it is easier to either search online for retailers who may stock the drinks, or simply contact PM Spirits for help locating them.
For more information, check out the brand’s official website.