Scotland’s relatively new Badachro Distillery recently added to its Bad Na H-Achlaise series with its Port Cask, limited to 1,200 numbered bottles.
The unpeated Highland single malt, the latest cask expression in the distillery’s series, is aged in bourbon barrels and refill hogsheads for several years before heading to ruby port casks and maturation in the Badachro dunnage warehouse for a full year before bottling.
Managing director Gordon Quinn said in a prepared statement the new port cask expression reflects the “tranquility and peacefulness of our corner of the Scottish Highlands. We selected ruby port casks for their distinct dark chocolate and vibrant red fruit influence and, once all four finishing casks were married together, we knew we had created a unique single malt.”
The distiller’s notes show that on the nose, the Port Cask is sweet with jams, blackberries, vanilla, fresh sawn oak and currants. Its palate features notes of black cherry and glazed red cherries, a hint of bitter chocolate and pink jelly baby or strawberry sherbets.
On the finish, the whiskey is lively with dried fig and a long-lasting stewed mix of red fruits and berries.
Bad Na H-Achlaise Port Cask is available from www.badachrodistillery.com and selected stockists, is limited to 1,200 bottles, and has a suggested retail price of £56.95 for a 70cl bottle. It clocks in at 46% ABV.
Badachro Distillery, in the western Scottish Highlands, is home to a range of handcrafted whiskies, gins and vodkas. It’s a family venture, founded by Gordon and Vanessa Quinn who met at the Badachro Inn and married just 12 weeks later. After traveling the world together, the pair returned to Badachro to follow their dream of setting up a craft distillery.
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