Wednesday, August 01, 2018


Chivas Brothers, has announced the launch of a new non-age stated expression from its Aberlour Distillery, which is said to provide whisky lovers with the ideal introduction to sherry cask matured whiskies.
Aberlour Casg Annamh (48% ABV) has been matured in a combination of Oloroso sherry casks and two types of American oak barrels.
Aberlour Casg Annamh

Aberlour Casg Annamh, which takes its name from the Gaelic for ‘Rare Cask’, has been created in small batches from a limited number of carefully selected casks, which were hand selected by Aberlour’s Master Distiller, Graeme Cruickshank.

This latest release from the Speyside based distillery, is said to deliver notes of tangy orange, glazed cherries, raisins and hints of ginger on the nose, followed by notes of apple, cinnamon crumble, ripe peaches, liquorice and cloves on the palate.
Commenting on the launch, Graeme Cruickshank, said: “Casg Annamh is a tribute to our craftsmen’s passion for sherry and their expertise when it comes to creating a rare and fine single malt. We carefully hand-pick our Oloroso sherry casks from traditional Sherry bodegas in Spain, making sure the wood has exactly the right combination of aromatic qualities for Aberlour. The end result is a distinctively rich and fruity finish which we’re confident will offer something new and exciting for those looking to explore the Single Malt category.”
Aberlour Casg Annamh, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of $70.00.
Posted by Steve Rush