Cask Strength Release No.1
ABV : 48.3%
Volume : 700ml
We all know making quality whisky takes time. Plenty of it. But it’s not just the maturation process that needs time. Our casks are made from oak trees that are between 60 to 80 years old.
Mature trees have a tight grain which is ideal for casks. Once they are made into casks in Jerez, Spain, they are filled with Oloroso Sherry and left to mature for roughly two years before being emptied and shipped to us in Orkney. Only then are they ready. Yes, it’s an expensive and time-consuming process. But when you consider that 60% of the final flavour of our whisky comes from the cask, then it’s well worth it.
Quercus was the third release in our Keystone series. Matured exclusively in first-fill sherry seasoned European oak casks, this whisky is exceptionally balanced with rich fruitcake and smoky peat, with natural golden colours. Bottled at 48.3% ABV and released in 2017.