The latest single malt expression from Speyside distillery Aberlour – Aberlour Casg Annamh – aims to give whisky lovers ‘the ideal introduction to Sherry cask-matured whiskies’.
Aberlour Casg Annamh – meaning ‘rare cask’ in Scots Gaelic – is a no age statement (NAS) single malt created in small batches from whisky matured in oloroso Sherry casks.
The casks, said the distillery, ‘perfectly complement’ the distillate of Aberlour, which is perhaps best-known for its cult A’Bunadh expression, a cask strength, 100% Sherry cask-matured single malt.
‘Casg Annamh is a tribute to our craftsmen’s passion for Sherry and their expertise when it comes to creating a rare and fine single malt,’ said Aberlour master distiller Graeme Cruickshank.
‘The end result is a distinctively rich and fruity finish which we’re confident will offer something new and exciting for those looking to explore the single malt category.’
Casg Annamh is said to offer ‘sweet and fruity flavours of apple and cinnamon crumble, and ripe peaches, balanced with spicy notes of liquorice and cloves’.
Bottled at 48% abv and featuring a wax capsule and the signature of Cruickshank on the label, Aberlour Casg Annamh will be available globally, priced at about US$70 per bottle.