CATEGORY: Blended Malt.
BOTTLER: Murray McDavid.
BOTTLING SERIE: The Vatting - Limited Release.
STATED AGE: 7 years old.
CASK TYPE: Bourbon, Wine, Sherry + Bourbon Casks Finish.
CASK NUMBER: Batch 2
ABV: 50% Vol.
The King is back! Following its success in 2015, the Rìgh Seumas I (pronounced ray shay-muss) returns for a second batch. ‘Rìgh Seumas’ translates as ‘King James’, named in honour of the master blender, Jim McEwan. Building on Jim’s blend, the Whisky Creations Team has introduced a young, boisterous, peaty Islay malt.
At the heart of this powerful blend is the spirit of Bruichladdich, along with mature malts from Arran, Tobermory, Auchentoshan and Rhosdhu, all matured in a French red wine barrique. Into this luxurious blend, they added a youthful Caol Ila, continuing the Murray McDavid legacy of balancing spirit and oak.
NOSE: rich fruity oak, gentle peat
PALATE: chewy, musty malt, deep fruit
FINISH: sweet malt, medium-dry