Speyside distillery Benromach has launched the latest instalment in its Contrasts range of experimental whiskies.
The new limited-edition expression is a 12-year-old single malt that was initially matured in first-fill bourbon casks before a further five years of maturation in Bordeaux red wine casks.
The distillery, which is owned by Gordon & MacPhail, says that the red wine casks have brought a new dimension to its peated spirit.
Keith Cruickshank, distillery manager at Benromach, said: “Creating the newest Benromach Contrasts release has been a very exciting project – allowing us to add another intriguing whisky to our range.
“Double maturing this whisky in both bourbon and Bordeaux wine casks has helped create an interesting depth of flavour, balancing both sweet and fruity notes with our signature soft smoke brought about by our lightly peated malt. It has also influenced the colour of the whisky itself, producing a much darker, richer dram.”
The Benromach Double Matured Bordeaux Wine Cask Finish (46% ABV) is available from specialist whisky retailers at a recommended price of £59.99.