Whisky lovers flying through Heathrow this Easter are in for a rare treat with the launch of the new AULTMORE® Wine Cask Collection on 18thApril, a limited-run edition only available from World Duty Free Stores at Heathrow.
The AULTMORE Wine Cask Collection is part of the EXCEPTIONAL CASK SERIES (launched May 2018) – a collection of superlative bottlings from the single malt distilleries of; ABERFELDY®, AULTMORE®, CRAIGLLEACHIE®,ROYAL BRACKLA® and GLEN DEVERON®.The series comprises a number of extraordinary bottlings specially chosen by Malt Master, Stephanie MacLeod.
Exclusively bottled for Heathrow passengers, MacLeod has hand-selected three 22-year-old AULTMORE expressions, each a with a distinct wine cask finish. Each of the three whiskies in the collection was initially matured for 11 years in re-fill sherry and bourbon casks, followed by an additional 11-year maturation in one of three different ex-wine casks:
AULTMORE 22 Years Old –Super Tuscan Finish
Maturing for an additional 11 years in a Super Tuscan red wine cask, from one of the world’s greatest Cabernet Sauvignons, imparts incredible elegance and an intense smoothness to the ethereal quality of AULTMORE. Notes of buttery toffee, unctuous vanilla and concentrated floral aromas are offset with a delicate oakiness. Bottled at 52.1%, 108 bottles are available, priced at £360 (70cl).
AULTMORE 22 Years Old – Château-Neuf-du-Pape Finish
The glorious, rich Château-Neuf-du-Pape red wine casks enhance the delicate side of AULTMORE to create luxurious deep red fruity notes, veiling the whisky with floral hues and touches of spice. Complex fruits – figs, plump juicy grapes and the scent of honeysuckle all redolent of the south of France. Bottled at 52.1%, 144 bottles are available, priced at £340 (70cl).
AULTMORE 22 Years Old – Moscatel Finish
After eleven years in Moscatel casks, the sweet wine has imparted decadence and honeyed sweetness to the delicate AULTMORE whisky. Layered with florals, vibrant with ripe fruits, potent spices and a long luxurious finish. Bottled at 52.1%, 222 bottles are available, priced at £320 (70cl).
The first 50 shoppers purchasing all three expressions together can choose to have them housed in an elegant wine presentation box, featuring printed tasting notes.<