Speyside distillery, Aberlour, has released its latest premium Single Malt, Casg Annamh, to provide adventurous malt lovers with the ideal introduction to Sherry cask matured Whiskies.
With its distinctive Sherry signature, the new expression highlights Aberlour’s commitment to choosing the best casks and maturing liquid of the highest quality to provide a deep and satisfying taste experience.
Created in Small Batches
Translating as ‘Rare Cask’ in Gaelic, Casg Annamh has been created in small batches from a limited number of carefully selected casks. Rare and hard to obtain, the Oloroso Sherry casks have a significant influence on the liquid and perfectly complement Aberlour’s distillate flavor, bringing sweet and rich notes.
With fruity notes of tangy orange, glazed cherries, raisins and a hint of ginger on the nose, this is an expression that’s characterized by its sweetness on the palate.
With notes of apple and cinnamon crumble and ripe peaches balanced with spicy notes of licorice and cloves.
The finish is long and rich, resonating a fruitiness and a touch of dry spice.
Carefully Selected Casks
Graeme Cruickshank, Aberlour’s Master Distiller, commented: “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.”
“We carefully hand-pick our Oloroso Sherry casks from traditional Sherry bodegas in Spain, making sure the wood has exactly the right combination of aromatic qualities for Aberlour.”
“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.”
Aberlour’s premium and craft credentials are upheld by Casg Annamh, which comes with Graeme Cruickshank’s signature, a wax capsule bottle, and is part of a small batch production.
It will be available to purchase at retailers across the globe, with an RRP of $70 (or local equivalent).
According to Aberlour: “All our single malts are made with the best local ingredients of barley and soft water from the nearby mountain, Ben Rinnes. Our expertly crafted new spirit is usually matured for a minimum of 12 years both in the finest hand-picked Oloroso Sherry butts and American Oak barrels.”
“It’s this double cask maturation which subtly brings together the characteristics of each cask to create a truly rich and rewardingly complex range of single malts.”
The Proof is in the Drinking
Aberlour Whisky is one firmly based in the experience, shunning any non-essential components and focusing solely on the flavor of its product.
The Fleming family motto is ‘Let the deed show’ and this is certainly reflected in the Whisky itself. Indeed, instead of extolling the distinctive qualities of his Aberlour single malt, the brand’s founder, James Fleming remained true to his family’s motto since the days of Robert the Bruce, ‘Let the deed show.’ The proof is in the drinking.”
The brand adds: “This saying simply translates as actions speak louder than our words’. James Fleming let his Whisky do the talking. It was his actions then, and the actions now of all our craftsmen that define the character of Aberlour.”