The tenth edition in The Living Cask series of small-batch releases from Loch Fyne Whiskies in Inveraray, this intriguing blended malt is built upon the original and award-winning The Living Cask 1745. Each batch is crafted with the remnants of its predecessor, meaning this expression is an ever-evolving creation. This release has seen the addition of four single malts from Speyside, Highland and Islands. Each malt has been finished in ex-Californian red wine barrels before being added to a percentage of the previous Living Cask Batch 9.
Aromas offer a top note of citrus and burnt orange peel used in a classic old fashioned cocktail, alongside toffee, banana and crunchy cereals dripping with honey. The flavours on the palate are of fig and physalis fruits; the wine impact gives it a tartness followed by citrus once more, jelly orange sweets and also some grapefruit. A gentle cinnamon spice greets the finish which has a chewy texture. The aftertaste stays sweet and fruity, with prune juice and almonds.
Please note: The Loch Fyne products are presented in handmade glass bottles. Due to their handmade nature, these bottles can show small imperfections such as grooves and seams in the glass.