Release No. 2
ABV : 63.9%
Volume : 750ml
The clue is in the name really. Cask Strength Release No. 2 is bottled straight from the cask, without adding water to reduce alcohol content, to deliver an extraordinary depth, complexity and balance of flavours.
Casks have a huge influence on the flavour, character and natural colour of our whisky as it matures, so our Cask Strength series presents our whisky in its purest form, giving you the freedom to enjoy our whisky, your way. Discover the taste and strength that suits your palate by experimenting with the amount of water you add to reach your optimum flavour.
The influence of sherry seasoned American oak casks drives vanilla and toffee notes, and fresh and exotic fruit flavours; European oak, on the other hand, influences deeper, richer flavours – think dried fruit and woody spices, citrus notes and stewed orchard fruit. American oak casks that previously held bourbon rather than sherry provide a gentle spicy sweetness, typically revealed in notes of caramel, butterscotch, vanilla and nutmeg.
For this second release in the Cask Strength series, Gordon Motion, our Master Whisky Maker, selected mainly sherry seasoned European and American oak casks, along with just a few ex-bourbon casks. You’ll find aromas of summer rose, ripe pear and fresh coconut gathering on a wave of aromatic peat smoke, followed by a wild harmony of sweet and spicy flavours - poached pear and rich almond cake, a drizzle of cloudy honey and a twist of salty liquorice. There’s the suggestion of toasted oak and intriguing notes of orchard fruits, black pepper and sweet aniseed linger, in a satisfyingly long finish. In a word (or three) we call it ‘smoky peppered praline’.
Welcome to a whole new taste adventure…why not find out more by checking out the tasting video below?