The release is bottled at 48% ABV as part of the innovative series that aims to demonstrate the fact that flavour is imparted on the liquid throughout the whisky-making process, but most significantly during the time spent in casks.
This new expression was initially matured in American oak barrels before being re-racked into the Rivesaltes single casks, hailing from the town of the same name in the south-west corner of the Languedoc-Roussillion wine region of France, for more than 12 months.
The Douglas Laing managing director Chris Leggat, who selected the Rivesaltes casks used said: “The Epicurean brand is growing well – its spirit quality coupled with its versatile style is increasingly recognised but from time to time, we like to experiment and innovate with this malt as it lends itself so well to cask finishes. The cask and the whisky add their own unique personalities and with this Rivesaltes finish, the outcome is a balanced marriage of cask and spirit character – we are delighted with the result.”
Packed in a premium gift tube, The Epicurean Rivesaltes Finish Limited Edition is expected to retail at £59.99.