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 48B is an equal mix of the two single casks bottled reduced to 53%. A beautiful interplay between gristy, lemony smoke, soot and peat ashes combined with honeyed sweetness, orchard fruits and slightly old school waxy notes.
Nose: Lemon posset, apricot flan and apple compote sit with breezy smoke that’s part coal dust and part lick of medicinal lemon. Damp earth and frosted flakes (sans milk) join sunflower oil whilst freshly baked white bread adds a touch of yeasty quality. Dilution reveals putty and fallen rain together with a less mineral outlook.
Taste: Surprisingly sweet (likely in part from the reduction of cask A!) Orchard and stone fruit salad are drizzled in syrup whilst barbeque briquettes and rock dust sit with a beach fire, electric fire place rocks and a touch of cooling mint. Water doesn’t really work for me here – there’s a real vagueness that quickly develops – along the lines of random smoked fruits. Stick at 53%.
Finish: Medium to long with lingering fruit sugars and rocky touches.
|Classification||Single Malt Whisky|
|Cask||Refill Barrel, First Fill Barrel|
|ABV / Volume||53% / 70cl|