Bacardi has lined up the latest expression from its Aberfeldy single malt brand. Aberfeldy 15yo is finished in French wine casks from Pomerol, Bordeaux.
The whisky, described as limited edition, spent 15 years in a combination of Bourbon re-fill and re-char casks, before a second maturation period of around 4-5 months.
The distiller describes wines from Pomerol – the smallest of all the major Bordeaux wine producing appellations – as ‘powerful and robust’. The casks are said to impart ripe fruit notes to Aberfeldy’s signature character, complementing the distillery’s honeyed notes and adding more flavour complexity.
According to malt master Stephanie Macleod, ‘Pomerol intensifies Aberfeldy’s signature honeyed fruitiness with luscious layers of red berries and stone fruits.’
Aberfeldy, along with Royal Brackla, Aultmore, The Deveron and Craigellachie are part of John Dewar & Sons, which Bacardi acquired in 1998. The company launched the range of single malts in 2014.
Aberfeldy 15 Years Old, 43% abv, RRP £55/70cl, Aberfeldy