The clue is in the name really. Cask Strength Release No. 2 is bottled straight from the cask, without adding water to reduce alcohol content, to deliver an extraordinary depth, complexity and balance of flavours. Our Cask Strength Release No. 2 Miniature is exclusively available from our Online Shop.
For this second release in the Cask Strength Series, Gordon Motion, our Master Whisky Maker, selected mainly sherry seasoned European and American oak casks, along with just a few ex-bourbon casks. You’ll find aromas of summer rose, ripe pear and fresh coconut gathering on a wave of aromatic peat smoke, followed by a wild harmony of sweet and spicy flavours – poached pear and rich almond cake, a drizzle of cloudy honey and a twist of salty liquorice. There’s the suggestion of toasted oak and intriguing notes of orchard fruits, black pepper and sweet aniseed linger, in a satisfyingly long finish. In a word (or three) we call it ‘smoky peppered praline’.
NATURAL CASK-DRIVEN COLOUR (NO ADDITIVES)
Poached pear and rich almond cake | Cloudy honey | Salty sweet liquorice | Lightly toasted oak | Cracked black pepper | Aromatic peat smoke