Distell Reveals Six Limited Edition Malts
Distell have just released six new Limited Editions, both Nicola and I hold Bunnahabhain and Deanston in high esteem. Especially the Deanston Virgin Oak and the Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old is one of my go to drams, it never fails to put a smile on my face.
The Six are:-
Tobermory 2005 (12 YO) Fino Cask Finish, RRP £110
Ledaig 1998 (19 YO) Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish, RRP £130
Ledaig 1998 (19 YO) PX Cask Finish, RRP £150
Deanston 2008 Brandy Cask Finish, RRP £60
Bunnahabhain 2008 Mòine Bordeaux Red Wine Cask Matured, RRP £75
Bunnahabhain Palo Cortado Cask Finish, RRP £275
This a section from the Distell Press Release.
Encapsulating Distell’s dedicated approach to high-quality whisky making, the new releases cover a spectrum of taste profiles. From the sweet, smoky character of Ledaig 1998 (19 YO) PX Cask Finish; to the spicy, chocolatey Tobermory 2005 (12 YO) Fino Cask Finish; the rich, smoky Ledaig 1998 (19 YO) Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish full of dried fruit and sweet oak notes; and the Deanston 2008 Brandy Cask Finish, brimming with spiced fruit and honey flavours.
A distillery first, Bunnahabhain 2008 Mòine Bordeaux Red Wine Cask Matured has been fully matured in Bordeaux red wine casks, creating a deep red, golden whisky, which balances the sweetness of toffee with pepper and smoke to provide a truly unique dram.
Rounding off the new releases, Bunnahabhain Palo Cortado Cask Finish spent almost two years in rare Palo Cortado sherry casks to complete the malt. Deep amber gold in colour, the whisky offers flavours of sweet dried fruit, rich oak and subtle hints of cocoa on the palate, with a slightly dry finish with hints of nutmeg.
Derek Scott, Brand Director for Distell’s Malt Whisky said:
“Each of these new releases is unique. They tell their own story of where they came from, by maintaining the flavour profiles known to each of the brands, while having individual enhancements from being finished in carefully selected casks for their final maturation.”
Limited Release Tasting Notes:
Bunnahabhain 2008 Mòine Bordeaux Red Wine Cask MaturedABV 58.1%
Palate: Almost layered with rich grape and red wine influence, hints of toffee, chocolate and tobacco, developing into a warming peppery smoke
Bunnahabhain Palo Cortado Cask Finish
Palate: Mouth coating, sweet dried fruit, rich oak, roasted nuts, subtle hints of cocoa
Deanston 2008 Brandy Cask Finish
Palate: Rich oak with a distinctive dried fruit and brandy influence, creamy toffee, deep honeyed vanilla and sweet malt
Ledaig 1998 (19 YO) Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish
Palate: Sweet dried fruit, rich oak, subtle spice and a black pepper, peated character
Ledaig 1998 (19 YO) PX Cask Finish
Palate: Sweet syrupy mouth feel, hints of creamy toffee, dark chocolate orange, berries, vanilla and rich oak, developing into a sweet velvety smokiness
Tobermory 2005 (12 YO) Fino Cask Finish
Palate: Toffee, espresso and dark chocolate, rich fruit and citrus, balanced with the dry influence of the Fino sherry
We here at Whisky Boys HQ love the sound of these six new expressions, both the Bunnahabhains and the Ledaig sound so mouth watering cannot wait to have a wee taste of these.