Sherry Cask Finished PA Rye

The first release of Stoll and Wolfe Pennsylvania Rye aged in an Oloroso Sherry Cask is now available in our Tasting Room and online for Shipping across PA.

Tasting Notes:

Marzipan, dried fig, and apricot on the palate meet wildflower honey, toffee, and candied orange peel. The finish lingers with soft rye spice and hints of cocoa. 

What is Sherry?

Sherry is a fortified wine that originated in the southern region of Spain known as Jerez. Its history can be traced back to the 13th century when the region was under Muslim rule. The name “sherry” is derived from the Arabic word “xerex,” which refers to the town of Jerez.

Commercial sherry production goes back to the 16th century when Spanish winemakers began fortifying wines with brandy. The increased alcohol content allowed the wine to survive long journeys at sea. This process also gave the wine a unique flavor and character that soon became popular throughout Europe.

Over the centuries, the production of sherry has evolved, with different styles and aging methods being developed. The most popular styles of sherry include Fino, Manzanilla, Amontillado, Oloroso, and Pedro Ximénez.

Learn More About Oloroso

The Spanish word “oloroso” means “fragrant” or “scented.” It is used to describe a type of dry sherry that is made from Palomino grapes and aged in oak barrels for several years. Oloroso sherry is typically bottled at a higher alcohol content than other Sherries with a nutty, complex flavor.

Oloroso Sherry:

  • Produced from Palomino grapes in Jerez region of Spain
  • Aged in toasted American oak barrels
  • During aging the wine is intentionally exposed to oxygen
  • Complex flavor typically described as nutty, spicy, and raisiny