Standing listening last night to The Macallan’s brand ambassador, Joy Elliot, who was conducting a tasting of the new 1824 Series at the Whisky Shop in London’s Piccadilly, I could not resist a feeling of déjà vu.
The Lowland whisky claims to be the only triple-distilled single malt scotch whisky.
About Bordeaux Cask, Auchentoshan senior Jeremy Stephens said: “Different wood finishes are becoming increasingly popular but it’s pretty rare to find a whisky which has been 100% matured in wine so this is something very special.”
He advises the 1999 be drunk neat or only with a small amount of water.
Regarding Valinch, brand manager Hannah Fisher said: “For years we have been asked to create a non-chill filtered, cask strength edition of the acclaimed Classic expression so we’re delighted we can make that happen.”