Aged in first-fill bourbon barrels before being finished in Pedro Ximénez sherry casks. 1st fill bourbon for 4 to 4 1/2 years before finishing in PX – 50% 1st fill 6 months and 50% 2nd fill 12 months.
Appearance: Proper cider gold, a thin film covers the glass with hairline swirl mark and beading, leading to medium legs.
Nose: Rich and sweet with dried fruits, berries and a touch of Xmas spiciness. Lemon pepper, a slight BBQ smoke/meat too albeit very faint.
There’s also a slight white-wine-like aroma. That slightly sharp acidic twang, it’s a nice surprise! There might be some mint in there too, swirling about in the depths.
With its coastal location so central to Campbeltown's history we felt we should recognise that by representing Campbeltown harbour on both the Double Cask and Festival releases #thewhiskeychaps— Michael Henry (@LLBlender) January 6, 2022
Palate: Not an oily mouthfeel but not thin by any means. It’s warming with the mild spices. The lemon pepper note continues on the palate as does the dried fruit. There’s also the sweetness (more honey now), and a vegetal quality, maybe wood too.
It’s a good balance for sure.
Finish: The finish comprises some nuttiness, that spice and Werthers Originals.
Overall: Great value for money in my opinion. Solid whisky for a very decent price. Lovely balance!