Created by master blender Maureen Robinson, the whisky was matured in port, Pedro Ximénez and oloroso casks before being finished in ex-Bordeaux wine barrels. The result is described as a “rich and succulent whisky” which “layers classically dried fruit flavours with the spicy red fruits of wine and sumptuous whisper of crumbled muscovado sugar.”
Robinson commented, “I was adventurous in my approach over the years with this whisky, drawing on memories of tasting ripened grapes fresh off the vine, and newly uncorked wine around a table with my friends. Tasting a dram takes me back to that time – a shared epicurean adventure and moment of indulgence.”
This Singleton is accompanied by another new release: Lagavulin 1994 2021 Special Release, 26 Years Old. Of this Islay dram, dubbed ‘The Lion’s Jewel’, J&B says that it has a mellow nose, “complex with wood aromas”; vinous notes of linseed oil and mahogany, “backed by dry edible seaweed”; and “sweeter hints of baked fig and butterscotch”.
The Singleton (RRP £2.295) is available for purchase here, and the Lagavulin (RRP £1,650), here.