ABV: 55.2% Bottle Size: 750ml
Single Malt Whisky
Flavour Profile: Sweet, Fruity & Mellow
Cask Type: Ex-Bourbon Hogshead With A 1st Fill Sauternes Barrique
Age: 18 Years Aged
Distillation Date: 23 April 2003
OutTurn: 1 Of 55.2
Cask Strength: Yes
Chill Filtration: No
Added Colouring: No
Peat Smoked: No
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Official SMWS Panel Tasting Notes:
We were transported to Bella Italia as we baked a Torta Bertolina, a traditional cake from the Lombardy region in the north of Italy that is made at harvest time using a grape called “uva fragola” (strawberry-grape). Very small and very aromatic, a fruity sweet explosion in the mouth just like those grape-coloured lollipops we had as children with a lingering refreshing aftertaste.
Water added aromas of orange blossom and apricots like in a muscat wine while on the palate the elegance and fruitiness of a Mirabelle plum brandy. Following fourteen years in an ex-bourbon hogshead, we transferred this whisky into a 1st fill Sauternes barrique.