Cask Type: American & Sherry Oak Barrels
Aberlour Distillery is deeply anchored in the community. It produces its richly multi-layered whiskies utilising clean, gentle Ben Rinnes water from adjacent natural springs and the best locally produced barley.
The distillery has won an impressive array of awards and medals. The distillery produces some of the best single malt Scotch whiskies today because it strongly embodies the founder's motto, "Let the deed show."
The distillery's whiskies typically undergo a double-cask maturation process that lasts at least 12 years, first in ex-American oak barrels and then in the best hand-selected Oloroso Sherry butts.
Gaelic for "Rare Cask," this expression is made from a small selection of well-chosen barrels. Using two different kinds of American oak barrels as well as European oak sherry casks, Aberlour Casg Annamh is triple-cask aged.
The exceptionally rich single malt Casg Annamh offers daring malt drinkers the perfect entry point into Sherry cask-matured whiskies. This limited-batch whisky has had four previous releases.
James Fleming established the Aberlour Distillery in 1879, which is now located at the meeting point of the Rivers Lour and Spey in Strathspey, Scotland. In the middle of the 19th century, Fleming - the son of a local tenant farmer - became a grain trader.
He had a number of whisky distilleries as clients at the time, and after buying more barley than he could sell, Fleming made the decision to start his own distillery.
Three years after Fleming's death, in 1898, a fire largely destroyed the Aberlour Distillery and its whisky stock. The distillery was rebuilt after it was damaged, and Charles Doig, who was at the time Scotland's leading authority on whisky distilleries, oversaw the project.
While the distillery's equipment and makeup have unavoidably changed over the past century, Aberlour's dedication to traditional workmanship and high-quality single malt whisky has not.
Rich and sweet, with fruity aromas of zesty orange, glazed cherries, raisins, and a hint of ginger, the nose is also sweet and fruity.
On the palate, this is followed by luscious peaches with spicy notes of licorice and cloves, and sweet and fruity tastes of apple and cinnamon crumble. The finish is long, rich, fruity, and spiced with a hint of dryness.