A limited edition of British aperitif Kamm & Sons has been released, given a touch of peatiness from being rested in a barrel that previously held Islay whisky.
Kamm & Sons Islay Cask uses the same recipe as the original liquid, with 45 botanicals including ginseng, but blended to a stronger 43% ABV.
This has been rested for three months in a single Islay whisky barrel to bring out the woodier and earthier notes of the botanicals while also softening the spirit and giving it a smooth, subtle but noticeable peatiness.
Only 500 bottles have been released, available through Master of Malt and Speciality Drinks. Each bottle has been signed and numbered by Kamm & Sons founder Alex Kammerling.
He recommends it for drinking neat over ice, stirred down 2:1 with a sweet vermouth such as Punt e Mes, or in cocktails.