The latest batch from Glengoyne in its range of cask-strength single malts has been released, 100% matured in ex-sherry oak casks.
Glengoyne Cask Strength Batch No 6 has been created from a combination of first fill European oak sherry casks, American oak sherry butts and refill sherry butts. It has been bottled nonchill-filtered at its natural strength of 59.8% ABV.
Batch No 6 is the first time in the series that the Highland whisky has been fully matured in sherry oak casks. It has a recommended price in retail of £54.99 per 70cl bottle.
Katy Macanna, brand manager for Glengoyne, owned by Ian MacLeod Distillers, said: “As tradition dictates for the Glengoyne Collection, this single malt has a deep golden colour, created by time and cask alone.
“This most pure of expressions, with its unwavering quality and intense flavours of demerara sugar and gooseberry, imparted from years in sherry oak casks, is sure to delight whisky lovers around the world.”
Tasting Notes from Ian MacLeod Distillers
Appearance: Amber gold.
Nose: Ripe banana, warm baked custard, peppered strawberries, digestive biscuits, soft oak and a short sherbet tingle.
Taste: Thick rosehip syrup, Demerara sugar developing into a spicy, gooseberry dryness. Wonderful balance, nothing dominates. Splash of water brings intensified syrup and green fruits.
Finish: Very long.