Aberfeldy debuts Bordeaux wine cask-finished whisky

Bacardi has expanded its Aberfeldy single malt Scotch whisky range with the launch of a 15-year-old expression finished in Bordeaux wine casks.

To create Aberfeldy 15 Years Old, red wine casks from Pomerol were selected to finish the limited edition bottling. It spent 15 years in a combination of Bourbon re-fill and re-charred casks, followed by a second maturation period of around four to five months. The use of Pomerol casks “intensifies Aberfeldy’s signature honeyed fruitiness with luscious layers of red berries and stone fruits”, according to malt master Stephanie Macleod. Wines from Pomerol are said to be “powerful and robust”, providing Aberfeldy with "ripe fruit notes". Pomerol is the smallest of all the major Bordeaux wine-producing appellations and is said to be home to some of the most expensive wines in the world. Bottled at 43% ABV, Aberfeldy 15 Years Old is priced at £55 (US$70.80) and is available to buy in Belgium, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Sweden and the UK.