Whiskey Cask Finish
Cask finishing is a modern whiskey maturation procedure that involves a final stop of the distillate in barrels of different origins than those in which it was aged, with the aim of contributing to its aromatic richness. It is not a question of the simple blending of whiskeys that have undergone different types of aging but of an effective double maturation; for this reason, finished cask whiskeys are also called 'double matured' or, in exceptional cases, 'triple matured'. Usually these whiskeys are aged for many years in American barrels containing Bourbon and then decanted, with a pause of a few years, in European barrels previously used for the aging of fortified wines such as Sherry, Port, Madeira or red wines from Burgundy. The result is that of whiskey of great aromatic complexity, characterized by warm and enveloping notes, often sweet and pleasantly vinous.
Whiskey Cask Finish
Single Malt Scotch Whisky 'Victoriana' Cask Strength by Glen Scotia is produced at the Campbeltown distillery, in the town of the same name located on the south-west coast of Scotland, on the Kintyree Peninsula. This whiskey is extracted from barrels with a particularly heavy charcoal profile, which conveys many rich and toasty notes. This Cask Strength fully displays the 'strength of the barrel', a robust 54.2% alcohol content, which helps to reinforce the aforementioned toasty notes. Elegant notes of oak, with notes of toasted sugar and citrus peel. Fruity flavor with juicy berries and fruit from the orchard sprinkled with dark chocolate.
Single Malt Scotch Whiskey 'Glenlossie Connoisseurs Choice 1998' by Gordon & Macphail was distilled in 1998 and bottled in 2014. Double passage in ex Sherry casks. The history of Glenlossie is linked to John Duff, one of the most picturesque figures of the whiskey industry of the second half of the nineteenth century. Whiskey with intense notes of vanilla and cooked apple and sweet hints of date and orange zest. A hint of marzipan, ginger and cinnamon. Sweet taste with notes of dark honey with spices and creamy caramelized orange. Sensations of malty cereal accompany hints of milk chocolate and a touch of anise. Medium to long finish with warm spicy notes and citrus zest. A Whiskey for connoisseurs. Cask strength 56,2° vol.