Age: 24 Year Old.
Series: Wine Merchant's Collection.
Cask: St Lucia No 15.
Bottles from Cask: 138.
Having spent more than two decades in American oak, the Wine Merchant’s Collection whiskies have then been “finished” by introducing them into casks which formerly held some of the world’s most coveted wines.
This particular whisky was distilled in 1992, and matured until 2014 in Hogshead casks. Having rested in these casks, we then introduced it into a barrel formerly containing rum from Saint Lucia to add an extra layer of complexity to the spirit.
The Caribbean boasts a long history of rum distilling, born of the sugar plantations that began to develop in the 17th century. Each country has its unique style and with maturity the full, intense fruit, spice and, often, molasses flavours shine through.
The Glenrothes whisky experts kept a close eye on the spirit until, at last, it was judged to be perfectly balanced and mature – only then was it bottled. Unchill-filtered, natural in colour and bottled at cask strength resulting in an intense, distinctive and unusual expression.
Appearance: Clear and bright.
Bouquet: Oily, yellow fruits, banana and raisin.
Palate: Fresh lemon, good texture, well integrated wood and vanilla.
Finish: Light, mid-long finish.