This single cask from Berry Bros and Rudd’s Winter Release Series was initially aged in a hogsgead and then finished in a Moscatel barrel.
There’s a great Scottish exclamation to sum up the
initial aromas: “jings!”. This is a massive whisky,
with huge aromas of peat fires, ash and iodine.
This is combined with a subtly spicy character
from a glorious ex-Moscatel cask, giving notes of
gingerbread, apricot and sultana bread. The palate
is equally monstrous – Islay whisky at its vulgar
best: peat smoke, leather and seaweed, all rounded
by a hugely fruity cask which adds a luxurious
mouthfeel. The thick texture adds length to the
finish, giving more dried fruit and ash. It’s sudden,
powerful, complex, lasting and memorable. Jings!
|Product Name||Williamson 2013 Berry Bros and Rudd Single Cask|
|Age Declaration||9 years old|
|Strength (ABV %)||57.9%|
|Bottle No.||One of only 300 bottles|
|Private Label||Berry Bros and Rudd|
|Cask Type||Moscatel barrel, Hogshead|