The Single Malts of Scotland Reserve Casks are a flavour-led exploration of fine single malts, bottled in small batches of four to six casks. Each parcel of bottles shows the variety of styles and flavours found across Scotland, and the differences in angel’s share depending on region. Bottled at a consistent 48% with no added colour and no chill-filtration, the Reserve Casks are intended to suit the palates of both novices and experts alike.
Distilled at a Speyside Distillery
A batch of three sherry butts from an unnamed Speyside distillery was used to create this single malt, distilled in 2010 and aged for more than 10 years. Silky-yet-rich, this whisky is abundant in flavour and comforting charm.
Nose - Rum-and-raisin ice cream, served with pecan pie and caramel brittle. Aromas of caramelised plums and freshly baked redcurrant scones mingle with the freshness of crisp paper.
Palate - Cloves and mince pies, with a dusting of icing sugar, greet us on the palate. Boiled fruitcake, drizzled with acacia honey, fills the senses. This is then joined by dried cranberries and liquorice-and-mint tea.
Finish - Warming and sweetly intense: allspice, agave syrup and dates. Echoes of velvet falernum and almond extract rest at the back of the palate.