Aberlour Casg Annamh ‘ideal intro’ to Sherried whiskies

Aug 1, 2018by Melita Kiely

Speyside distillery Aberlour has added a new single malt to its portfolio designed to be the “ideal introduction” to Sherried whiskies – Casg Annamh.

Aberlour Casg Annamh translates as ‘rare cask’ in Gaelic, and the whisky has been matured in oloroso Sherry casks. Bottled at 48% abv, Aberlour Casg Annamh will be available to purchase globally at an RRP of US$70 per bottle. It is described as having notes of orange, glazed cherries, raisins and a hint of ginger on the nose, leading to flavours of apple and cinnamon crumble, ripe peaches, liquorice and cloves on the palate. The finish is said to be “long and rich”, fruity with a slight dry spiciness. Graeme Cruickshank, Aberlour’s master distiller, 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.”