Aberfeldy partners with Argentinian winery for Malbec Cask Finish single malt

Aberfeldy partners with Argentinian winery for Malbec Cask Finish single malt

The 21 Years Old Malbec Cask Finish is the latest release in the Highland distillery's Wine Cask Collection

News | 18 Mar 2024

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Aberfeldy has partnered with an Argentinian winery for the latest edition in its Wine Cask Collection.

 

The Aberfeldy 21 Years Old Malbec Cask Finish saw the Highland single malt finished in casks from Finca Ambrosia, a winery located in the renowned Mendoza region which uses organic practices in the management of its vines.

 

The whisky was matured in refill bourbon and sherry barrels and hogsheads before being finished for eight months in French oak casks that previously held Finca Ambrosia's Viña Unica red wine. Dewar's master blender Stephanie Macleod and Finca Ambrosia wine maker Daniel Pi selected the casks used for the finishing.

 

Macleod said: “This delicate yet complex Finca Ambrosia cask finish opens with intriguing notes of sweet, toasted cereal, herbal sage, and hints of rosemary. It then begins to develop with ripe strawberries, drizzled in Aberfeldy’s signature Highland honey notes, and then it’s delicately sharpened with notes of blackcurrant, melting to floral notes of rose and violet, and a background hint of cinnamon spice. Settling on the palate the fruit sings and rejoices, soothing to a creamy vanilla and endlessly smooth finish.”

 

Aberfeldy 21 Years Old Malbec Cask Finish is bottled at 46% ABV with natural colour and without chill filtration. It is available from the distillery shop and through specialist retailers in markets including Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Singapore, Taiwan, the UK, and the USA with a recommended price of £230.

 

The Wine Cask Collection, an annual release, pairs Aberfeldy single malt with different types of red wine cask and has previously seen expressions finished in casks from Tuscany and the Nappa Valley.

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