A double-whammy. This Black Bottle Double Cask is a fascinating dram from a big name. A small batch expression released as part of the Alchemy Series, this double cask blended whisky uses two spirits; malt aged in Spanish sherry barrels, and 12-year-old grain matured in red wine casks. The resulting expression arrives at 46.3% abv and is bursting with fruity and winey flavours.
The nose gives hints of dried fruits, walnuts, sun-dried raisins, and orange. The palate gives a full, rich mouth-feel, with oaky notes followed by a burst of red berries. Grapes, red wine, and burnt toffee surge through the dry finish.