We release our 21 Year Old single malt in small batches. While each batch shares the same underlying characteristics, the whisky reveals different flavours coming to the fore, reflecting the influence of the casks that our Master Whisky Maker, Gordon Motion, has selected to be married together.
Following on from our 21 Year Old August 2019 Release, which combined 6 first-fill sherry seasoned European oak casks, 4 first-fill sherry seasoned American oak casks and 5 refill casks, we’re now delighted to introduce our November 2019 Release. Created by Gordon from almost identical quantities of three distinctive cask types once again, this time he has married together 9 first-fill European sherry seasoned hogsheads, 8 bourbon hogsheads and 9 refill hogsheads, all laid down during 1998. While the perfect balance of spice, fruit and aromatic peat smoke remains consistent, our November 2019 Release delivers additional notes of exotic fruit and fresh vanilla, driven by the bourbon hogsheads.
Bottled at its marrying strength of 46% ABV, and naturally deep and golden in colour, the November 2019 Release is an exceptionally well-balanced whisky which offers bright aromas of freshly-cut pineapple, ripe mango and light golden syrup, giving way to an intensely balanced harmony of flavours – juicy pears, sun-dried sultanas, vanilla pods and nutty toasted oak. Deliciously sweet and spicy, aromatic peat smoke lingers on the palate at the finish.
Our 21 Year Old November 2019 Release retails at a UK RSP of £230 and is available in 700ml or 750ml bottles, depending on country. It’s available from specialist whisky stockists worldwide or directly from our online shop – please click on the link below.