We are very happy to present to you another Triptych release, this time featuring two distinct single casks of Ardnamurchan that we have fiddled about with and turned into a set of three individual bottlings. Together these form Whisky Sponge Edition 48.
Edition 48C is the other single cask. A 1st fill 2014 bourbon barrel, also bottledat 57.1%, full of naturally juicy sweetness, barley sugars, flowers, beers, bready richness and fresh cereals.
Nose: Golden cereals and frosted shreddies join crisp, crunchy sugar, green apple spices and yeasty dough. Peppery Nasturtium flowers and spicy brown bread pep things up alongside damp soils and old musty cellars. Reduction delivers crackerbread, toasted loaf and old sack cloth.
Taste: A collision of sharp, bright fruits and a now more present smoke. Apples in syrup, white grapes, cereals and cask char join touches of cloth and wire wool, whilst wet soils and mentholated oak develop into a dry earthy minerality that underpins the development. The addition of water reveals lemon peels and tart apples alongside fermenting beer. I really rather like this taken down a notch.
Finish: Short to medium with dry, slightly tannic smoke and crunchy sugars.
|Classification||Single Malt Whisky|
|Cask||First Fill Barrel|
|ABV / Volume||57.1% / 70cl|