Blended Batch 22

The Lady in Red

$115

268 Left

  • Age:
    10 years
  • Region:
    Speyside, Highland
  • Cask:
    First-fill & Refill American and Spanish oak Oloroso butts
  • ABV:
    50.0%
  • VOL:
    700mL

Notes

About Batch 22: ‘The Lady in Red’ has arrived! Batch 22 Small Batch Blended Malt is our newest small batch release that delivers an extraordinary taste experience sherry lovers should take notice of! This incredible 100% sherry cask matured bottling offers notes of toffee, vanilla and red fruits that combine with savoury, nutty and earthy flavours for a delightfully complex and indulgent exploration of Oloroso cask maturation! Discovering the rarest blends made with the best single malts and the highest level of expertise has become a coveted privilege among our members. Each blended malt - single malts from more than one distillery blended together - provides its own unique taste experience and our latest batch just may be the most delicious yet! Batch 22 introduces the use of refill and first-fill Oloroso casks from both American and Spanish oak.

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From SMWS Head of Whisky Creation Euan Campbell: “The blended malt is the rather tasty result of a combination of Speyside and Highland whiskies. Fully matured in sherry seasoned butts, a balance is struck between the use of refill and first-fill wood, and a fusion of Spanish and American oak influence.”

Tasting Panel Note: On the neat nose we described it as a Scottish-Spanish alliance. Chewy highland toffee, oatmeal porridge with dried fruit compote and apple crumble were met by churros and a glass of oak-aged rioja. The initial taste certainly had those expected tannins but was almost immediately brimming with flavours of red fruits and toasted vanilla. Following reduction, the aroma of terracotta pots, sautéed wild mushrooms and salted almonds, plus farmhouse cider and red-wine pear frangipane tart, made this an utterly entertaining experience. The taste was like traditional Welsh cakes, a cross between a cookie, a scone and a pancake.


USA allocation: 480 bottles

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