sher·ry | \ˈsher-ē \
plural sherries

Definition of sherry 

: a Spanish fortified wine with a distinctive nutty flavor also : a similar wine produced elsewhere

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The Sexton Single Malt eschews bourbon barrels all together, instead using Oloroso sherry casks for the entire four years, yielding enough dried fruit, spice and wood to bring a young Scotch whisky to mind. Anne Brockhoff, kansascity, "For St. Patrick's Day this year, pass the Irish whiskey, 'a really hot commodity' | The Kansas City Star," 12 Mar. 2018 West's Lobster Newberg is poached in a butter bath and served with cognac-sherry sauce (market rates). Joyce Smith, kansascity, "Iconic Savoy restaurant aims for 'throwback' feel with fun, like blue cotton candy," 30 June 2018 The flagship expression is a 10-year-old unpeated whisky, aged mostly in bourbon and virgin oak casks with a bit of sherry cask liquid as well. Jonah Flicker, USA TODAY, "Explore four scenic distilleries in the U.K.," 22 June 2018 The tasting also will include cava and a fino sherry. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Spanish wine tasting planned in Delafield," 18 Mar. 2018 The Message in a Bottle, with white miso, passion fruit, sherry, shochu, and rum, is subtle and complex, served with a massive ume plum on the side. Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker, "The Expedition-Inspired Cocktails of Banzarbar," 24 Mar. 2018 The Breeze's recipe also included bourbon but was a bit lighter with orange and cranberry juices and a splash of sherry. Jenna West,, "Belmont Jewel Recipe: How to Make the Signature Drink," 8 June 2018 On top, the port and sherry set originally belonged to her grandparents and were then passed down to her mother. Danielle Fox, ELLE Decor, "Inside the Vintage-Filled Chelsea Home of Etsy’s COO," 5 June 2018 The Red was aged in barrels that once held Tawny Port, Pinot Noir and Oloroso sherry and raspberry and cherry puree is added. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "What's red, white and brewed and coming out in time for the Fourth of July? Ask Third Space.," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of sherry

1584, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sherry

alteration of earlier sherris (taken as plural), from Xeres (now Jerez), Spain

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The first known use of sherry was in 1584

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English Language Learners Definition of sherry

: a type of strong wine with a nutty flavor that is made especially in Spain

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