Rosé Cask Finished – 49.4% – June 2019
A limited release of 51 bottles, a cask seasoned with a local Rosé.
When operation commenced in 2015 we organised Rosé to be delivered for distillation. At that time we wondered why nobody had produced a barrel aged Rosé, we decided to try it. Prior to distillation we stored our Rosé in a small 20L cask. It was there for over 12 months. Curious to see how single malt whisky interacts with this now Rosé seasoned cask, we decided to use it to finish some of our mature ex-bourbon whisky. These 51 bottles are the result. We believe this is the world’s first Rosé cask finished whisky.
Expressed at 49.4% abv.
500ml – $235
Restrained neutral to sweet with some elegant lifted florals.
A soft opening builds to a warm, semi-sweet and beguiling middle palate that reveals a beautiful floral pot puree of spicy florals dancing on the top palate. Charming, clean and elegant, a dram for early evening musing.
Slightly dry and spicy but beautifully integrated with good spirit. A surprising but gloriously elegant malt. Like a shy ballerina that takes time to show her brilliance this whisky is one of those rare drams that delights and surprises with its subtle beauty.