Hidden Gems of July
At The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, we are on a passionate pursuit of the world’s most unique casks of whisky. Oftentimes the casks that turn out to be the most memorable happen to be the most unexpected. Here are three (3) Hidden Gems to consider for your home collection this month:
If you’re looking for something different, I’d suggest trying a whisky from the Spicy & Sweet flavour profile. In the case of Cask No. 112.88 The Godfather, we have a rich and mature 19-year-old Highland whisky that has, despite its age, still retained an impressive degree of vibrancy. It’s bold and explosive yet with a complex profile of stewed apples, shortbread and tobacco leaf.
There’s no doubt that whisky and the way it is produced has evolved over the years. After 8 years spent in both an ex-bourbon cask followed by a second-fill Oloroso sherry cask has given this Highland whisky an old-world feel. There’s a wonderful balance between the bright and fruity characteristics of a youthful Highland spirit and the rich and warming influence of sherry wood.
Cask No. 108.41 Burnt dust
Speyside is the largest whisky producing region in Scotland by volume. But despite its massive output, very little of the liquid is peated. This makes Cask No. 108.41 Burnt dust a rarity on the spectrum of the many styles and flavours that Scotch whisky has to offer. A light yet smoky whisky, this one offers a beautiful combination of ripe orchard fruits, cold ash and as the name suggests, burnt dust.